Mezőkovácsháza

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Mezőkovácsháza
Aerial view
Aerial view
Coat of arms of Mezőkovácsháza
Coat of arms
Mezőkovácsháza is located in Hungary
Mezőkovácsháza
Mezőkovácsháza
Coordinates: 46°24′N 20°55′E / 46.400°N 20.917°E / 46.400; 20.917
Country  Hungary
County Békés
Area
 • Total 62.59 km2 (24.17 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 7,026
 • Density 111/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5800
Area code(s) 68

Mezőkovácsháza is a town in Békés County, in the Southern Great Plain region of south-east Hungary.

The mother of General Benny Gantz, the current Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, was born in the Jewish community of Mezőkovácsháza. During the Holocaust she was deported to a Nazi Extermination Camp, survived and after the war went to the then Mandatory Palestine.

Geography[edit]

It covers an area of 62.59 km² and has a population of 6945 people (2002).

Sister cities[edit]

Mezőkovácsháza is twinned with:

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Coordinates: 46°24′N 20°55′E / 46.400°N 20.917°E / 46.400; 20.917