Zagyvaszántó

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Zagyvaszántó
Village
Zagyvaszántó
Coat of arms of Zagyvaszántó
Coat of arms
Zagyvaszántó is located in Hungary
Zagyvaszántó
Zagyvaszántó
Coordinates: 47°46′22.8″N 19°40′4.8″E / 47.773000°N 19.668000°E / 47.773000; 19.668000Coordinates: 47°46′22.8″N 19°40′4.8″E / 47.773000°N 19.668000°E / 47.773000; 19.668000
Country Hungary
CountyHeves
Area
 • Total9.52 km2 (3.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total1,985[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
3031
Area code(+36) 37
Websitewww.zagyvaszanto.hu

Zagyvaszántó is a village located in Heves, Hungary, among the foothills of the Mátra mountain range. The closest significant town is Hatvan.

Etymology[edit]

Its name consists of two Hungarian words: 'Zagyva' and 'szántó'. Zagyva is the river which runs next to the village, while 'szántó' means 'field'.

History[edit]

The settlement's name is first mentioned in 1290 in a diploma, in which it is called 'Zántho' (which is the equivalent of 'szántó'). During the Ottoman-Hungarian wars the region was depopulated. In the middle of the 1900s the population started to rise rapidly. Since the start of the millennium the population is slowly decreasing.[2]

The 700th anniversary was celebrated in 1999.

International relations[edit]

Zagyvaszántó is the sister city of Csomakoros, Romania.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zagyvaszántó, census of 2015, KSH
  2. ^ a b "A falu története - Zagyvaszántó". www.zagyvaszanto.hu. Retrieved 2019-05-10.