Tiszavasvári

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Tiszavasvári
Country  Hungary
County Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg
Area
 • Total 126.59 km2 (48.88 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 13,473
 • Density 107.3/km2 (278/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4440
Area code(s) 42
Location of Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg county in Hungary

Tiszavasvári is a town in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary.

History[edit]

The settlements of Tiszavasvári was created in 1941 by merging the former independent settlements of Tiszabűd und Szentmihály under the name of Bűdszentmihály. The villagers of Tiszabűd opposed the merger and the two communities were separated in 1946 but only for four years. In 1950 the two settlements were again merged. The name of the locality was changed to Tiszavasvári in 1952 in memory of Pál Vasvári, a Hungarian writer and participant in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.

Geography[edit]

It covers an area of 126.59 km2 (49 sq mi) and has a population of 13,473 people (2005).

Aerialphotography of Tiszavasvári

Sister cities[edit]

Coordinates: 47°58′N 21°21′E / 47.967°N 21.350°E / 47.967; 21.350

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