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Roman Catholic Church
Roman Catholic Church
Szob is located in Hungary
Location of Szob
Coordinates: 47°49′10″N 18°52′09″E / 47.81944°N 18.86930°E / 47.81944; 18.86930Coordinates: 47°49′10″N 18°52′09″E / 47.81944°N 18.86930°E / 47.81944; 18.86930
Country  Hungary
County Pest
 • Total 20.07 km2 (7.75 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,968
 • Density 147.88/km2 (383.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2628
Area code(s) 27

Szob (German: Zopp an der Donau) is a town in Pest county, Central Hungary Region, Hungary. It is just south and Eest of the Slovak border on the north bank of the Danube.

Szob is on a major electrified rail connection from Bratislava [1] and a major railway border crossing into Hungary. The border is located between Szob and Štúrovo. Since 21 December 2007, all border controls ceased as Hungary and Slovakia became part of the Schengen Area.

Szob is known to Americans for formerly housing the forced-labor camp which held former US Congressman Tom Lantos, during much of World War II.

List of Notable people from Szob[edit]

Representation abroad[edit]

EU agent and EU Cultural Ambassador for the City Szob and the Area of Szob in the European Parliament is Frank Christoph Schnitzler.


  1. ^ Thorsten Büker. "enlarged map". 

External links[edit]

Media related to Szob at Wikimedia Commons