Battonya

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Battonya
Town
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
County Békés
District Mezőkovácsháza
Area
 • Total 145.77 km2 (56.28 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 5,960[1]
 • Density 46.34/km2 (120.0/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 5830
Area code (+36) 68
Website www.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

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

History

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

Battonya is twinned with:

References

  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

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