Diósjenő

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Diósjenő
Skyline of Diósjenő
Flag of Diósjenő
Flag
Coat of arms of Diósjenő
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Diósjenő is located in Hungary
Diósjenő
Diósjenő
Coordinates: 47°57′N 19°03′E / 47.950°N 19.050°E / 47.950; 19.050
Country Hungary
CountyNógrád
Area
 • Total57.5 km2 (22.2 sq mi)
Population
(2001)
 • Total2,803
 • Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2643
Area code(s)35

Diósjenő is a village in Nógrád county, Hungary. It is surrounded by hills and beautiful landscape.

History[edit]

The village was first mentioned in 1282. Its name comes from Jenő, the name of one of the seven tribes conquering present-day Hungary, while the word "diós" refers to walnut trees. The Hussites built a castle in the village. After the Ottoman era, in 1720 30 houses stood in the village.

Tourist sights[edit]

  • Roman Catholic church: built in the 15th century in Gothic style; rebuilt in 1788-89 in Baroque and Neoclassical style.
  • Protestant church: built around 1850 in late Neoclassical style.
  • Five bridges on the Jenő stream, built between 1914 and 1930 of stone, bricks and ferroconcrete.

Famous people[edit]

  • István Szentgyörgyi, actor (1842–1931)

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Coordinates: 47°57′N 19°03′E / 47.950°N 19.050°E / 47.950; 19.050