Ásotthalom

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Ásotthalom
Country  Hungary
County Csongrád
Government
 • Mayor László Toroczkai (Jobbik)
Area
 • Total 122.54 km2 (47.31 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,191
 • Density 34.2/km2 (89/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6783
Area code(s) 62
Location of Csongrád County in Hungary

Ásotthalom is a village in Csongrád County, in the Southern Great Plain region of southern Hungary, near the border with Serbia.[1]

Geography[edit]

It covers an area of 122.54 km2 (47 sq mi) and has a population of 4191 people (2001).[citation needed][needs update]

Politics[edit]

The local mayor is the vice-president of the right-wing nationalist Jobbik party.[2] During the 2015 European migrant crisis, over 10,000 Syrian and Iraqi migrants have passed through the village, with some aiming to settle there.[1] As per 2017, only two muslims are know to be permanently settled there.[1] There are no mosque-designed structures and the mayor have banned any building of mosques in 2017.[1] In 2017, it was reported that the local government had banned the Muslim call to prayer,[3] muslim clothing, and public displays of same-sex affection.[1][3] The mayor have called for all the christian locals to support for a "holy war on muslims" and multiculturalism.[1] The main aim of the mayor is to supposedly create a "white utopia."[1][3] The local laws are being challenged by lawyers who state that the laws are against the Hungarian constitution.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Borg, Matthew (7 February 2017). "Sindku f'raħal ċkejken jiddikjara "gwerra qaddisa kontra l-Islam"". newsbook (in Maltese). Malta. Archived from the original on 7 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Kékesi, Márk Zoltán (2016-02-08). "A Hungarian mayor makes a show of "migrant-hunting"". The France 24 Observers. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  3. ^ a b c d Benke, Erika (2017-02-07). "The village aiming to create a white utopia". BBC News. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 

Coordinates: 46°12′N 19°47′E / 46.200°N 19.783°E / 46.200; 19.783