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Szent István Square
Szent István Square
Coat of arms of Martfű
Coat of arms
Martfű is located in Hungary
Location of Martfű
Coordinates: 47°1′1″N 20°17′2″E / 47.01694°N 20.28389°E / 47.01694; 20.28389Coordinates: 47°1′1″N 20°17′2″E / 47.01694°N 20.28389°E / 47.01694; 20.28389
Country Hungary
 • Total23.08 km2 (8.91 sq mi)
 • Total6,237
 • Density319/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code(+36) 56

Martfű is a town in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county, in the Northern Great Plain region of central Hungary.[1]


Basically, as an industrial city was established. The village is dominated by light industry. The four major industrial plants located in Martfű:

  • Tisza Shoe Factory: Though designed prior to the outbreak of war. In 1941-42 a factory was established by the world-renowned Czechoslovak businessman, Dr.h.c., Jan Antonin Bata whose organization was based in Zlin, Czech Republic. The resulting factory complex and industrial town was built in Martfu, Hungary. The Hungarian shoe company called Cikta. The decades of the Kádár era Tisza Cipő became the country's largest shoe manufacturer.
  • Brewery: 1985, built by the surrounding businesses.
  • Vegetable Oil Factory: built between 1976-80. Primarily grown in the Great Plains sunflower, canola and soybean processing is carried out.
  • Tisza Ipartelep plants: various industrial plants in the industrial and service center.

Note: It is well known that Jan A. Bata was a courageous supporter and defender of Czechoslovakia and is responsible for rescuing thousands of Jewish families from the danger of wartime Europe.


International relations[edit]

Martfű is twinned with:[3]



It covers an area of 23.08 km2 (9 sq mi) and has a population of 7366 people (2002).


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