Balatonlelle

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Balatonlelle
Boglárlelle (1979 - 1991, together with Balatonboglár)
Town
St. Donatus Chapel, Kishegy, Balatonlelle
St. Donatus Chapel, Kishegy, Balatonlelle
Coat of arms of Balatonlelle
Coat of arms
Balatonlelle is located in Hungary
Balatonlelle
Balatonlelle
Location of Balatonlelle
Coordinates: 46°46′56″N 17°40′32″E / 46.78225°N 17.67566°E / 46.78225; 17.67566Coordinates: 46°46′56″N 17°40′32″E / 46.78225°N 17.67566°E / 46.78225; 17.67566
Country Hungary
RegionSouthern Transdanubia
CountySomogy
DistrictFonyód
RC DioceseKaposvár
Area
 • Total43.23 km2 (16.69 sq mi)
Population (2017)
 • Total5,269[1]
Demonym(s)lellei, balatonlellei
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code8638
Area code(s)(+36) 85
Patron SaintHoly Trinity
MotorwaysM7
Distance from Budapest140 km (87 mi) Northeast
NUTS 3 codeHU232
MPJózsef Attila Móring (KDNP)
WebsiteBalatonlelle Online

Balatonlelle is a popular tourist town located in Hungary on the southern shore of Lake Balaton, about 35 km west of Siófok. Attractions include a beach over 3 km long, an aqua-park, go-cart course, and annual wine festival. It is easily reached from Budapest by direct train (approx 2.5 hours). It is a family orientated tourist resort in the summer season. There is a paid (sandy) beach and a long public (free) grass beach. It does have a small number of bars but it can be categorised as a quiet resort, ideal for relaxation. The wine festival is often held in the first week of August.

The settlement is part of the Balatonboglár wine region.[2]

Between 1979 and 1991 Balatonlelle formed a single settlement together with Balatonboglár under the name Boglárlelle.

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