Lajos Kossuth's birthplace
|• Mayor||Demeterné Bártfay Emese|
|• Total||41.98 km2 (16.21 sq mi)|
|• Density||38/km2 (99/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code||+36 47|
Although the north is mountainous the south is lower lying at around 300 metres (1,000 ft). On the north and south slopes there are fields and vineyards whose wines compete with those from Tokaj, and the fields bordering the vineyards offer a beautiful view of the Tatra Mountains.
The first record of the village is in 1392 and the Monaky family owned it in the 13th century [sic]. The name of the village comes from Slavic monoh meaning "monk". During the Ottoman Empire the village was razed and in 1567 it was recorded as being just barren fields. Towards the end of this century the village was reinhabited and around 1570 a small castle was built in the Renaissance style. Later, the village was owned by the Andrássy family who renovated the castle, but because it was too small they built another nearby in the Classical style.
- Monok holds a summer fair on the second Sunday of every September called Kálvária fair, to which people from far and wide make a pilgrimage.
- Each August the renovated Monaky Castle holds a "Renaissance Castle Day", when people wear period dress and perform archery and stage marionette shows. There is also a market and a beer tent, which also serves cauldrons of goulash and soft drinks.
- Lajos Kossuth's birthplace
- Andrássy Castle
- Renaissance Castle (small)
- War memorials
- Kálvária fairground
- Roman Catholic church, renovated in 2005
- Lake Ingvár
- Many old houses with verandas in several architectural styles
- Szécheny family mausoleum.
- Lajos Kossuth, leader of Hungary, was born in Monok on 19 September 1802
- Miklós Németh, Hungarian Prime Minister, was born in Monok on 24 January 1948
- Monok at the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (Hungarian). 1 January 2008.
- Hungarian Census: Ethnicity numbers for settlements (in Hungarian, some English available), Hungarian Central Statistical Office, 2001, retrieved 26 October 2009
- "Monok Cross of Saints Fairground". www.bucsujaras.hu. Retrieved 26 October 2009.
- Edit Tamás: Monok (in Hungarian)
- European Wine Routes website (in Hungarian)
- Aerial photographs of Monok (in Hungarian)
- Association of Castles of Upper Hungary – Monok (in Hungarian)
- Monok – Portal (in Hungarian)
- Street map at terkepcentrum.hu (in Hungarian)