Somogygeszti

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Somogygeszti
Village
Jankovich-Bésán Mansion in Somogygeszti
Jankovich-Bésán Mansion in Somogygeszti
Somogygeszti is located in Hungary
Somogygeszti
Somogygeszti
Location of Somogygeszti
Coordinates: 46°31′19″N 17°46′51″E / 46.52205°N 17.78096°E / 46.52205; 17.78096Coordinates: 46°31′19″N 17°46′51″E / 46.52205°N 17.78096°E / 46.52205; 17.78096
Country Hungary
RegionSouthern Transdanubia
CountySomogy
DistrictKaposvár
RC DioceseKaposvár
Area
 • Total21.71 km2 (8.38 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total414[1]
Demonym(s)geszti, somogygeszti
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
7455
Area code(s)(+36) 82
NUTS 3 codeHU232
MPJózsef Attila Móring (KDNP)
WebsiteSomogygeszti Online

Somogygeszti is a village in Somogy county, Hungary. It dates back to 1302 when the village was called Geszte. The name of the settlement was derived from the Hungarian word "Gesztenye" which means chestnut, due to the large number of chestnut trees in the area.

The surrounding countryside of Somogygeszti is used predominantly for agriculture. A central landmark in the village is the former Jankovich-Bésan mansion built c. 1725. Following extensive restoration, the mansion was renamed Gesztenye Kastélyhotel (Chestnut Castle Hotel) and became a fully functioning hotel in May 2002. The garden and the building itself have been declared a nature conservation area and they are part of the National Heritage Trust.

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