Tótkomlós

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Tótkomlós
Coat of arms of Tótkomlós
Coat of arms
Tótkomlós is located in Hungary
Tótkomlós
Tótkomlós
Coordinates: 46°25′01″N 20°43′59″E / 46.417°N 20.733°E / 46.417; 20.733
Country  Hungary
County Békés
Area
 • Total 125.05 km2 (48.28 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 5,780
 • Density 46.22/km2 (119.7/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5940
Area code(s) 68

Tótkomlós (Slovak: Slovenský Komlóš) is a town in Békés County, Hungary.

Name[edit]

Komlós means "(place) with hops" in Hungarian, while prefix Tót is the word for Slovaks in old Hungarian. Hops also can be found in the coat of arms of the town.

Geography[edit]

Tótkomlós is located in the Great Hungarian Plain 225 kilometres (140 miles) southeast from Budapest. Mezőtúr-Orosháza-Mezőhegyes railway line crosses the town.[1]

History[edit]

The Medieval village was ruined due to the Ottoman wars, native Hungarian population fled from the area. It was rebuilt after 1715 with Slovak settlers. Hungarians became the majority after the Czechoslovak-Hungarian population exchange.[2]

People[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Tótkomlós is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Magyarország autóatlasz, Dimap-Szarvas, Budapest, 2004, ISBN 963-03-7576-1
  2. ^ Károly Kocsis (DSc, University of Miskolc) – Zsolt Bottlik (PhD, Budapest University) – Patrik Tátrai: Etnikai térfolyamatok a Kárpát-medence határon túli régióiban, Magyar Tudományos Akadémia (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) – Földrajtudományi Kutatóintézet (Academy of Geographical Studies); Budapest; 2006.; ISBN 963-9545-10-4, CD Atlas

Coordinates: 46°25′N 20°44′E / 46.417°N 20.733°E / 46.417; 20.733