Máriapócs

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Máriapócs
Country  Hungary
County Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg
Area
 • Total 22.09 km2 (8.53 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,186
 • Density 99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4326
Area code(s) 42
Location of Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg county in Hungary
Greek Catholic pilgrimage church, St Michael Archangel in Máriapócs
Aerialphotography of the church

Máriapócs (Romanian: Pociu[citation needed]) is a small town in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary. It lies near Nyíregyháza. It is an important place for pilgrimage. It has a Greek Catholic church, which houses the Weeping Black Madonna, an enormous ornate iconostasis that now takes pride of place above the altar. This icon is not the original, but a 19th-century copy. The original one is kept in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna.[1]

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Coordinates: 47°53′N 22°02′E / 47.883°N 22.033°E / 47.883; 22.033