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Dusnok is located in Hungary
Location of Dusnok
Coordinates: 46°22′59″N 18°57′58″E / 46.383°N 18.966°E / 46.383; 18.966Coordinates: 46°22′59″N 18°57′58″E / 46.383°N 18.966°E / 46.383; 18.966
Country  Hungary
County Bács-Kiskun
 • Total 57.47 km2 (22.19 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 3,396
 • Density 59.09/km2 (153.0/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 6353
Area code(s) 78
Location of Bács-Kiskun county in Hungary

Dusnok (Croatian: Dušnok) is a village in Bács-Kiskun county, in the Southern Great Plain region of southern Hungary.


It covers an area of 57.47 km2 (22 sq mi) and has a population of 3396 people (2005).


Population consists of Magyars, Croats, Germans and Romani.[1]

Croats from Dusnok came to that area in 16th century from Slavonia. They speak Štokavian dialect of Croatian language, a Slavonian subdialect (Old-Shtokavian with non-reflected yat pronunciation). Similar dialectal features are seen today among population of Gradište near Županja (in western Syrmia) and around town of Našice in central eastern Slavonia (both in northeastern Croatia).

These Croats belong to special group of Danubian Croats: they call themselves Raci. In literature they are also called racki Hrvati.[2]

Dusnok Croats' feasts are Veliko racko prelo .,[3] Racki Duhovi or Racke Pinkusde (since 1993.[4]), Ivanjdan, August 20 and Berbena svečanost (Harvest celebration).


Its name was mentioned first in a document issued between 1193-1196 by King Béla III. Dusnok was devastated by the Ottoman invasion in the 16th century. In 1639 as an abandoned place was the property of János Miskey and István Veres. At the end of 17th century Catholic settlers from Dalmatia and Bosnia arrived. In early 18th century Dusnok was reclaimed by the Counts Cseszneky, however eventually it became the property of the archbishop of Kalocsa. In 1864 the village suffered from a huge blaze.


  1. ^ (in Hungarian) Dusnok község honlapja Archived 2008-04-11 at the Wayback Machine. Kisebbségek
  2. ^ (in Croatian) "Podravina.net" (PDF). [permanent dead link] (182 KB) Sanja Vulić: O govorima Hrvata u Mađarskoj
  3. ^ (in Croatian) Croatica.hu Prela, balovi i pokladne zabave u Bačkoj 2008.
  4. ^ (in Hungarian) (in Croatian) Horvát kisebbségi önkormányzat[permanent dead link]

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