Drégelypalánk

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Drégelypalánk
Drégelypalánk is located in Hungary
Drégelypalánk
Drégelypalánk
Location of Drégelypalánk
Coordinates: 48°03′N 19°03′E / 48.05°N 19.05°E / 48.05; 19.05Coordinates: 48°03′N 19°03′E / 48.05°N 19.05°E / 48.05; 19.05
Country  Hungary
County Nógrád
Elevation 151 m (495 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2646

Drégelypalánk is a village in Nógrád County, Hungary. It was first recorded in 1274 and was created as a merger of two settlements named Drégely and Palánk. The river Ipoly flows past the Börszöny hills here.

The village features a primary school, a cultural centre, a library, a sports ground and a gallery.

History[edit]

Drégelypalánk has a medieval fortress that was erected by the Hont-Pázmány dynasty in the 13th century. In 1552 the fortification were defended against the advancing Turkish Army.

Drégely is recorded as the site of a church dedicated to St. Elizabeth. During the Turkish Rule, South Slavic settlers came to the area while German immigrants arrived in the 18th century.

The centuries-old economic relations to the neighbouring countries were lost after World War I.

Sights[edit]

Sights of Drégelypalánk include the late Baroque (1734) Roman Catholic church with relics of Saint Elizabeth (Hungarian: Árpádházi Szent Erzsébet), the Baroque chapel of St. Vendel (1857) and the ruins of Drégely Castle.

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