Letenye

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Letenye
Aerial view of Letenye
Aerial view of Letenye
Official seal of Letenye
Seal
Letenye is located in Hungary
Letenye
Letenye
Location of Letenye
Coordinates: 46°26′01″N 16°43′21″E / 46.43365°N 16.72248°E / 46.43365; 16.72248Coordinates: 46°26′01″N 16°43′21″E / 46.43365°N 16.72248°E / 46.43365; 16.72248
Country  Hungary
County Zala
Area
 • Total 41.74 km2 (16.12 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,552
 • Density 109.06/km2 (282.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8868
Area code(s) 93

Letenye (Croatian: Letinja, Slovene: Letina) is a town in Zala County, Hungary, on the border with Croatia. Across the border is the town of Goričan. Letenye was elevated to town status in 1989.

History[edit]

The town itself was first mentioned in 1314 as Letnye. The name comes from the Slavic word leto meaning summer.

Transport[edit]

Letenye is the endpoint of the Hungarian M7 motorway from Budapest. The motorway crosses the Croatian-Hungarian border here and connects with the Croatian A4 motorway at Goričan.

Famous people from Letenye[edit]

Feró Nagy (1946-) - Hungarian rock singer, musician

Twin town[edit]

Letenye is twinned with: