Taszár

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Taszár
Taszár is located in Hungary
Taszár
Taszár
Location of Taszár
Coordinates: 46°22′34″N 17°54′21″E / 46.37616°N 17.90581°E / 46.37616; 17.90581Coordinates: 46°22′34″N 17°54′21″E / 46.37616°N 17.90581°E / 46.37616; 17.90581
Country  Hungary
County Somogy
Area
 • Total 17.29 km2 (6.68 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,111
 • Density 122.09/km2 (316.2/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 7261
Area code(s) 82

Taszár is a village in Somogy county, Hungary.

The Taszár Air Base is located here.

The village structure of the traditional Hungarian village was radically changed in the 1950s when they built the military air base. The military objects occupy a significant part of the town. This is particularly the inclusion of the airport and the barracks. The houses in the village were built at the airport and the barracks of soldiers were 2-3 storey, mostly flat-roofed buildings.

In 1995 the village were target of international and domestic interest. The Taszár Air Base became the logistical base of IFOR and later SFOR troops. In 2003 the Taszár Air Base took part in the training of the Iraqi volunteers.

Taszár has sealed roads and pavements. 300 children are studying in the primary school which has a modern language laboratory and a computer room to help students and the work of the teachers. The village's medical center has modern medical and dental equipment.

There's a closed-loop 18-channel cable TV system in the village. 98% of the village's houses is able to watch the local information broadcast. Since 2002 the village has information office, whose services cover the field of the village's agricultural and industrial entrepreneurs. There are ability for both the youth and the older people to gain access to the Internet in purpose of getting information online.

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