Nyékládháza

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Nyékládháza
Coat of arms of Nyékládháza
Coat of arms
Nyékládháza is located in Hungary
Nyékládháza
Nyékládháza
Coordinates: 47°59′30″N 20°50′13″E / 47.99175°N 20.83706°E / 47.99175; 20.83706
Country  Hungary
County Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
Area
 • Total 24.53 km2 (9.47 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 5,108
 • Density 202.08/km2 (523.4/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3433
Area code(s) 46

Nyékládháza is a small town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, northern Hungary, 20 kilometres (12 miles) from county capital Miskolc.

History[edit]

The area has been inhabited since ancient times; archaeological finds include an Avar cemetery. The villages Mezőnyék and Ládháza came into being around the conquest of Hungary; they were mentioned first in 1270 and 1293, respectively, although Mezőnyék had a different name then and had this name only from the 14th century. The name changes indicate that the villages were destroyed several times, but were rebuilt again and again.

The two villages were unified in 1932 under the name Nyékládháza. The village got town status in 2003.

Tourist sights, programs[edit]

  • Szepessy-Egry manor
  • Baroque Protestant church
  • Lake Nyéki
  • Saint's Day Fair in August

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Nyékládháza is twinned with:

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°59′N 20°50′E / 47.983°N 20.833°E / 47.983; 20.833