From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
City Hall in Karcag
City Hall in Karcag
Coat of arms of Karcag
Coat of arms
Karcag is located in Hungary
Location of Karcag
Coordinates: 47°18′40″N 20°54′58″E / 47.31111°N 20.91611°E / 47.31111; 20.91611Coordinates: 47°18′40″N 20°54′58″E / 47.31111°N 20.91611°E / 47.31111; 20.91611
Country  Hungary
County Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok
District Karcag
 • Total 368.63 km2 (142.33 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 20,632
 • Density 61.25/km2 (158.6/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 5300
Area code (+36) 59
Website karcag.hu

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.

Aerial photography. karcag, bridge "Zádor"

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Karcag is twinned with:[1]

Domestic partnership(s)[edit]


It covers an area of 368.63 km2 (142 sq mi) and has a population of 20,632 people (2011).

Significant minority groups
Nationality Population (2011)
 Germany 48
 Romania 20
 Russia 8
 Slovakia 8
 Serbia 6

Notable people[edit]

  • 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
  • Margit Sebők (1939–2000), Hungarian painter and educator
  • Mihály Varga (born 1965), since 7 March 2013 Minister of National Economy of Hungary, Minister of Finance of Hungary 2001-2002 and one of four Fidesz VPs since 2005


External links[edit]