Szendrő

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Szendrő
town
Aerial view - Szendrő Castle ruins
Aerial view - Szendrő Castle ruins
Coat of arms of Szendrő
Coat of arms
Szendrő is located in Hungary
Szendrő
Szendrő
Coordinates: 48°13′02″N 20°43′07″E / 48.21715°N 20.71852°E / 48.21715; 20.71852
Country  Hungary
County Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
Area
 • Total 53.56 km2 (20.68 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,372
 • Density 81.63/km2 (211.4/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3752
Area code(s) 48

Szendrő is a small town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, 40 kilometers (25 mi) from county capital Miskolc.

History[edit]

Szendrő was first mentioned in 1317. It was named after its owner Szend. Szendro is a Hungarian last name. The first stone-built castle of the county was built there, and it was an important border fortress during the Turkish occupation of Hungary, until Prince Francis II Rákóczi had it destroyed in 1707.

Szendrő was the capital of the comitatus between 1613 and 1660, and the centre of the Szendrő district between 1615 and 1930. The railway line of the Bódva valley (built in 1896) strengthened its role as a market town.

Szendrő obtained town status in 1996.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Szendrő is twinned with:

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Coordinates: 48°24′N 20°44′E / 48.400°N 20.733°E / 48.400; 20.733