Karcag is a large town in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county, in the Northern Great Plain region of central Hungary.
Karcag has its own railway station, but InterCity trains do not stop here. Recently a Tesco store opened in Karcag.
- Colonel Michael de Kovats (1724–79), the father of the US cavalry, a Hungarian hussar was born in Karcag
- Avram Hershko (born 1937 as Herskó Ferenc), Hungarian-born Israeli biochemist and Nobel laureate in Chemistry
Aerialphotography. karcag, bridge "Zádor"
- Mihály Varga (born 1965), Minister of Finance of Hungary from 2001-2002 and one of four Fidesz VPs since 2005.
It covers an area of 368.63 km2 (142 sq mi) and has a population of 22,579 people (2001).
Coordinates: 47°19′N 20°56′E / 47.317°N 20.933°E