Vésztő

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Vésztő
Vésztő, Csolt Monastery
Vésztő, Csolt Monastery
Coat of arms of Vésztő
Coat of arms
Vésztő is located in Hungary
Vésztő
Vésztő
Coordinates: 46°33′12″N 21°09′18″E / 46.5532°N 21.1550°E / 46.5532; 21.1550
Country  Hungary
County Békés
Area
 • Total 125.76 km2 (48.56 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 7,656
 • Density 60.62/km2 (157.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5530
Area code(s) 66

Vésztő is a town in Békés county, in the Southern Great Plain region of south-east Hungary.

Geography[edit]

It covers an area of 125.76 km² and has a population of 7623 people (2001). The town is situated in the Tisza plain.

History[edit]

North of the modern town there is the archaeological site of a neolithic tell. At its top the medieval Csolt monastery is located.

Sister cities[edit]

Vésztő is twinned with:

Coordinates: 46°55′N 21°16′E / 46.917°N 21.267°E / 46.917; 21.267