Mezőberény

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Mezőberény
Mezőberény town hall, WWI, WWII and István Horthy memorial with Turul bird
Mezőberény town hall, WWI, WWII and István Horthy memorial with Turul bird
Coat of arms of Mezőberény
Coat of arms
Mezőberény is located in Hungary
Mezőberény
Mezőberény
Coordinates: 46°29′36″N 21°08′38″E / 46.4932°N 21.144°E / 46.4932; 21.144
Country  Hungary
County Békés
Area
 • Total 118.53 km2 (45.76 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 11,241
 • Density 97.79/km2 (253.3/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5650
Area code(s) 66

Coordinates: 46°49′N 21°1′E / 46.817°N 21.017°E / 46.817; 21.017

Mezőberény ([ˈmɛzøːbɛreːɲ]; German: Maisbrünn, Slovak: Poľný Berinčok) is a town in Békés county, Hungary.

Location[edit]

Mezőberény is located in the Great Hungarian Plain, 200 km southeast from Budapest. Highway 46, 47 and Budapest-Szolnok-Békéscsaba-Lökösháza high speed (120–160 km/h (75–99 mph)) railway line also cross the town.[1]

History[edit]

The Medieval village of Berény was ruined due to the Ottoman wars, native Hungarian population fled from the area. It was rebuilt in the 18th century with German, Hungarian and Slovak settlers and was a multiethnic town until the late 19th century, when Germans and Slovaks adopted the Hungarian language.[2]

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Magyarország autóatlasz, Dimap-Szarvas, Budapest, 2004, ISBN 963-03-7576-1
  2. ^ Károly Kocsis (DSc, University of Miskolc) – Zsolt Bottlik (PhD, Budapest University) – Patrik Tátrai: Etnikai térfolyamatok a Kárpát-medence határon túli régióiban, Magyar Tudományos Akadémia (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) – Földrajtudományi Kutatóintézet (Academy of Geographical Studies); Budapest; 2006.; ISBN 963-9545-10-4, CD Atlas