Gávavencsellő

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Gávavencsellő
Country Hungary
CountySzabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg
Area
 • Total66.83 km2 (25.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total3,938
 • Density58.93/km2 (152.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4472
Area code(s)42
Location of Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg county in Hungary

Gávavencsellő is a village in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary. The village was established in 1971 by merging the former separate villages of Gáva and Vencsellő.

Geography[edit]

It covers an area of 66.83 km2 (26 sq mi) and has a population of 3938 people (2001).

History[edit]

In 1898 Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Friedlander became the village chief rabbi; until he got promoted as the chief rabbi of Liska, When his father Rabbi Chaim Friedlander died in 1906. Rav Tzvi Hirsh established a yeshiva, where about 40-60 students learned.

Rabbi Chaim said about his son becoming chief rabbi of Gava: "He is rav of Gava (=the city), but gava he does not possess".

Notable residents[edit]

Coordinates: 48°10′N 21°36′E / 48.167°N 21.600°E / 48.167; 21.600