Mátészalka

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Mátészalka
House of Culture
House of Culture
Flag of Mátészalka
Flag
Coat of arms of Mátészalka
Coat of arms
Mátészalka is located in Hungary
Mátészalka
Mátészalka
Coordinates: 47°57′00″N 22°19′00″E / 47.95000°N 22.31667°E / 47.95000; 22.31667
Country Hungary
CountySzabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg
DistrictMátészalka
Area
 • Total41.81 km2 (16.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total16,532[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4700
Area code(+36) 44
Websitewww.mateszalka.hu

Mátészalka is a town in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary. It is on the Kraszna River, 18 kilometers from the city of Nyiregyhaza.[2]

Before World War II, there was a Jewish community in the town. At its height, there were 932 Jews in the community most of them were murdered by the Nazis in the Holocaust.[3] The first Jews settled in Mateszalka in the middle of the eighteenth century under the patronage of the estate owner, Sandor Karolyi, who settled Jews on his estate in order to develop it. His son, Ferenc Karolyi, inherited a part of his father's estate in 1784, which included most of the town. He continued his father's practices, and encouraged Jewish settlement in the town.[2]

Geography[edit]

It covers an area of 41.81 km2 (16 sq mi) and has a population of 17,015 people (2011).

The town was the birthplace of actor Tony Curtis' father and mother Manny and Helen Schwartz.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Mátészalka is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mátészalka, KSH
  2. ^ a b "Pinkas Hakehillot Hungary: Mateszalka". www.jewishgen.org. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  3. ^ Mátészalka, Hungary at JewishGen
  4. ^ according to road signs in Oberkochen

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°57′N 22°19′E / 47.950°N 22.317°E / 47.950; 22.317