Battonya

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Battonya
Aerial photography: Battonya - Temple
Aerial photography: Battonya - Temple
Coat of arms of Battonya
Coat of arms
Battonya is located in Hungary
Battonya
Battonya
Coordinates: 46°17′N 21°1′E / 46.283°N 21.017°E / 46.283; 21.017
Country Hungary
CountyBékés
DistrictMezőkovácsháza
Area
 • Total145.77 km2 (56.28 sq mi)
Population
(2015)
 • Total5,960[1]
 • Density46.34/km2 (120.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
5830
Area code(+36) 68
Websitewww.battonya.hu

Battonya (Romanian: Bătania, Serbian: Батања, translit. Batanja) is a town in Békés County, in the Southern Great Plain region of south-east Hungary. Residents are Magyars, with minority of Serbs.

Geography[edit]

It covers an area of 145.77 km² and has a population of 5960 people (2015).

History[edit]

Kingdom of Hungary stamp, issue 1874, cancelled at BATTONYA.

After the Ottoman occupation until 1918, BATTONYA was part of the Austrian monarchy, province of Hungary;[2] in Transleithania after the compromise of 1867 in the Kingdom of Hungary.

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Battonya is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gazetteer of Hungary, 1st January 2015. Hungarian Central Statistical Office. 03/09/2015
  2. ^ Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850-1864, by Edwin MUELLER, 1961.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°17′N 21°01′E / 46.283°N 21.017°E / 46.283; 21.017