Bábonymegyer

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Bábonymegyer
Nagybábony and Koppánymegyer (until 1927)
Village
The Roman Catholic Church of Bábonymegyer
The Roman Catholic Church of Bábonymegyer
Coat of arms of Bábonymegyer
Coat of arms
Official logo of Bábonymegyer
Logo
Bábonymegyer is located in Hungary
Bábonymegyer
Bábonymegyer
Location of Bábonymegyer
Coordinates: 46°45′17″N 18°06′38″E / 46.75485°N 18.11061°E / 46.75485; 18.11061Coordinates: 46°45′17″N 18°06′38″E / 46.75485°N 18.11061°E / 46.75485; 18.11061
Country  Hungary
Region Southern Transdanubia
County Somogy
District Tab
RC Diocese Kaposvár
Area
 • Total 21.93 km2 (8.47 sq mi)
Population (2017)
 • Total 796[1]
Demonym(s) megyeri, bábonymegyeri
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8658
Area code(s) (+36) 84
NUTS 3 code HU232
MP Mihály Witzmann (Fidesz)
Website Bábonymegyer Online

Bábonymegyer is a village in Somogy County, Hungary. Until 1927 it was two separate villages, Nagybábony and Koppánymegyer.

History[edit]

Megyer was first mentioned in 1193, Bábon in 1259 in official documents. Its evangelical church was built in 1832 and its altar picture was painted by Gyula Rudnay who also lived in the village. The Reformed church was built in 1768 and its ceiling painting was also made by Gyula Rudnay. According to local legends the Hungarian betyár, Pista Patkó died here. A headboar keeps his memory in the village.[2]

Main sights[edit]

  • Reformed church - built in 1832
  • Evangelical church - built in 1768
  • Monument of the First World War

Notable residents[edit]

  • Gyula Rudnay (1878 – 1957), Hungarian painter, graphic, professor
  • Pista Patkó (? - 1862), Hungarian betyár

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