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Parish hall of Röszke
Coat of arms of Röszke
Coat of arms
Röszke is located in Hungary
Coordinates: 46°11′N 20°02′E / 46.183°N 20.033°E / 46.183; 20.033
Country  Hungary
County Csongrád
 • Total 36.63 km2 (14.14 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 3,303
 • Density 90/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6758
Area code(s) 62

Röszke is a village in Csongrád county, in the Southern Great Plain region of southern Hungary. The nearest town is Szeged 15 kilometres (9.3 mi).

Sándor Rózsa, the legendary Hungarian bandit was born here in 1813.[1]


It covers an area of 36.63 km2 (14 sq mi) and has a population of 3091 people (2013).[2]

Border crossing[edit]

Hungary/Serbia border crossing checkpoint at Röszke

A major road border crossing on Hungary's M5 motorway into Serbia is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the village. On the other side of the border in Serbia the first settlement is Horgoš where the E75 in Serbia begins.[3] During the European migrant crisis, the village served as a refugee camp for refugees.[4]

Notable residents[edit]



  1. ^ "Hungary". StampLand. 1990-05-18. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  2. ^ http://www.ksh.hu Központi Statisztikai Hivatal: Magyarország közigazgatási helynévkönyve, 2013. január 1.
  3. ^ "Hungary - Röszke". 1hungary.com. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  4. ^ http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/europes-border-crisis/frustrated-migrants-break-free-refugee-camp-roszke-hungary-n423431.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

Coordinates: 46°11′N 20°02′E / 46.183°N 20.033°E / 46.183; 20.033