Kistarcsa

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Kistarcsa
Székely gate in Kistarcsa
Székely gate in Kistarcsa
Coat of arms of Kistarcsa
Coat of arms
Country  Hungary
County Pest
Area
 • Total 11.02 km2 (4.25 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,466
 • Density 870.59/km2 (2,254.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2143
Area code(s) 28

Kistarcsa (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkiʃtɒɾtʃɒ]) is a town in Pest county, Budapest metropolitan area, Hungary.

Site of the internment camp of State Protection Authority for political prisoners[1] during the 1950s.

History[edit]

Only a few archaeological excavations were held on the territory of Kistarcsa; the earliest findings are from the Neolithic Era (4000-2500 BC). From this time it was always a populated area: Celts, Vandals, Alans, Sarmatas and Avars lived here. After the fall of the Avar Empire the Magyars found an underpopulated area, so they could settle down easily. Their settlement can be dated back to the 10th to 13th centuries according to the excavated area next to the cemetery of Kistarcsa.

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Coordinates: 47°32′52″N 19°15′48″E / 47.54783°N 19.26343°E / 47.54783; 19.26343