Letenye

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Letenye
Aerial view of Letenye
Aerial view of Letenye
Flag of Letenye
Flag
Coat of arms of Letenye
Coat of arms
Letenye is located in Hungary
Letenye
Letenye
Location of Letenye
Coordinates: 46°26′01″N 16°43′21″E / 46.43365°N 16.72248°E / 46.43365; 16.72248Coordinates: 46°26′01″N 16°43′21″E / 46.43365°N 16.72248°E / 46.43365; 16.72248
Country Hungary
CountyZala
DistrictLetenye
Area
 • Total41.74 km2 (16.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total4,041[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8868
Area code(+36) 93
MotorwaysM7, M70
Distance from Budapest232 km (144 mi) Northeast
Websitewww.letenye.hu
Town Library in Letenye

Letenye (Croatian: Letinja, Slovene: Letina) is a town in Zala County, Hungary, on the border with Croatia. Across the border is the town of Goričan. Letenye was elevated to town status in 1989.

History[edit]

Letenye is an ancient Hun settlement. It was founded by Attila's white wizards before the written historical times.

Transport[edit]

Letenye is the endpoint of the Hungarian M7 motorway from Budapest. The motorway crosses the Croatian-Hungarian border here and connects with the Croatian A4 motorway at Goričan.

Notable people[edit]

  • Feró Nagy (1946-) - Hungarian rock singer, musician

Twin town[edit]

Letenye is twinned with:

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