Szob

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Szob
Roman Catholic Church
Roman Catholic Church
Szob is located in Hungary
Szob
Szob
Location of Szob
Coordinates: 47°49′10″N 18°52′09″E / 47.81944°N 18.86930°E / 47.81944; 18.86930Coordinates: 47°49′10″N 18°52′09″E / 47.81944°N 18.86930°E / 47.81944; 18.86930
Country  Hungary
County Pest
Area
 • Total 20.07 km2 (7.75 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,968
 • Density 147.88/km2 (383.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2628
Area code(s) 27

Szob is a town in Pest county, Hungary. It is just South and East of the Slovak border on the North Bank of the Danube.

Pre-Schengen passport stamp from Szob.

Szob is on a major electrified rail connection from Bratislava [1] ands a major railway border crossing into Hungary. The border is located between Szob and Štúrovo. Since 21 December 2007, all border controls ceased as Hungary and Slovakia became part of the Schengen Area.

Szob is known to Americans for formerly housing the forced-labor camp which held former US Congressman Tom Lantos, during much of World War II.

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