Túrkeve

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Túrkeve
Town
Calvinist church in Túrkeve
Calvinist church in Túrkeve
Coat of arms of Túrkeve
Coat of arms
Túrkeve is located in Hungary
Túrkeve
Túrkeve
Coordinates: 47°06′14″N 20°44′31″E / 47.10389°N 20.74194°E / 47.10389; 20.74194Coordinates: 47°06′14″N 20°44′31″E / 47.10389°N 20.74194°E / 47.10389; 20.74194
Country  Hungary
County Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok
District Mezőtúr
Area
 • Total 236.52 km2 (91.32 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 9,008[1]
 • Density 38.1/km2 (99/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 5420
Area code (+36) 56
Website www.turkeve.hu

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

Geography[edit]

It covers an area of 236.52 km2 (91.32 sq mi).[1]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, the total population of Túrkeve was 9,008, of whom there were 87.8% Hungarians and 2.4% Romani by ethnicity. 12.2% did not declare their ethnicity, excluding these people Hungarians made up 100% of the total population.[1] In Hungary people can declare more than one ethnicity, so some people declared a minority one along with Hungarian.[2]

Túrkeve is one of the least religious town in Hungary, 56.7% of the population was irreligious, while 17.9% was Hungarian Reformed (Calvinist) and 4.4% Roman Catholic.[1]

Travel[edit]

There used to be a railway (link to the Hungarian Wikipedia page) connecting Mezőtúr and Túrkeve, owned by MÁV. However, due to low ridership, this was closed in the 1960s, and the track was removed thereafter. With the closure of the only rail line between Túrkeve and any other city, the other form of transport is through road, including a daily bus service.

The remainder of the railway, facing Mezőtúr. Behind the camera is the direction of Túrkeve.

Notable people from Túrkeve[edit]

International relations[edit]

Túrkeve is twinned with:

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