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Market Town
Aerial photograph: Baktalórántháza Palace
Aerial photograph: Baktalórántháza Palace
Baktalórántháza is located in Hungary
Coordinates: 48°00′00″N 22°00′05″E / 48.00000°N 22.00139°E / 48.00000; 22.00139
Country  Hungary
County Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg
 • Total 35.25 km2 (13.61 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 4,295
 • Density 122.24/km2 (316.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4561
Area code(s) 42
Location of Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg county in Hungary

Baktalórántháza is a town in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary.


It covers an area of 35.25 km2 (14 sq mi) and has a population of 4,295 people (2002).


Baktalórántháza has been settled since the late Copper Age. The first written documents mentioning the town, called Bakta at the time, date back to 1271.

The building of Castle of Bakta was ordered between 1618-1638 by Graf Laszlo Barkoczy. In the 1710s, Francis II Rákóczi was a frequent guest at the castle.


The Roman Catholic Church has been prominent in the city's life ever since the Middle Ages. The local Catholic church has been completed in 1282.

The city also has a Greek Catholic church which was built in 1842, in the late Baroque style.

The Presbyterian church was built in the early 17th century, and a church bell was added between 1842-1844.


Baktalórántháza is located geographically in the center of the county. Having a high school of 1,500 students makes the town an important educational city. Even students from Romania attend this institution.

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Łańcut Official Website - Foreign contacts". Flag of the United Kingdom.svg(in English) © 2008 Urząd Miejski w Łańcucie, Plac Sobieskiego 18, 37-100 Łańcut. Retrieved 2008-11-20. 

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Coordinates: 48°00′N 22°05′E / 48.000°N 22.083°E / 48.000; 22.083