Magyarcsanád

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Magyarcsanád
The main street of Magyarcsanád on an aerial photo
The main street of Magyarcsanád on an aerial photo
Coat of arms of Magyarcsanád
Coat of arms
Magyarcsanád is located in Hungary
Magyarcsanád
Magyarcsanád
Location of Magyarcsanád in Hungary
Coordinates: 46°10′01″N 20°37′01″E / 46.167°N 20.617°E / 46.167; 20.617
Country Hungary
Region Southern Great Plain
County Csongrád
Subregion Makói
Rank Village
KSH code 05962[1]
Area[1]
 • Total 48.19 km2 (18.61 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2008)[1]
 • Total 1,538
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6932
Area code +36 62
Website www.magyarcsanad.hu

Magyarcsanád (Romanian: Cenadul Unguresc; Serbian: Чaнaд / Čanad) a multi-ethnic village located in Csongrád (county), southeast Hungary near the Mureş River (Hungarian: Maros). The Maros is a border-river here between northern Hungary and southern Romania.

The population is mainly Hungarian, but many Romanians, Serbians and Romani people are also living here. Magyarcsanád has four churches: a Romanian Orthodox, a Serbian Orthodox, a Calvinist and a Roman Catholic.

The village has an own outskirt called Bökény directly near the Maros. Here is a tumulus (Hungarian: kunhalom) in which archeological artifacts were found.

Magyarcsanád has a partner-settlement Comloşu Mare (Hungarian: Nagykomlós) in Timiş County (Hungarian: Temes).

An old stone cross was erected near Magyarcsanád in the Middle Ages. The cross still stands. There is a small isle called in Hungarian "Senki szigete" (in English: Nobody's Isle) some kilometers eastward from Magyarcsanád on the border river Mureş. The isle is inhabited by Phalacrocoracidae (Phalacrocorax carbo).

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