Karcag

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Location of Karcag
Coordinates: 47°18′40″N20°54′58″E / 47.31111°N 20.91611°E / 47.31111; 20.91611 Coordinates: 47°18′40″N20°54′58″E / 47.31111°N 20.91611°E / 47.31111; 20.91611
CountryFlag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
County Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok
District Karcag
Area
  Total368.63 km2 (142.33 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
  Total19,732
  Density61.25/km2 (158.6/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
5300
Area code (+36) 59
Website karcag.hu

Karcag (Hungarian pronunciation:  [ˈkɒrt͡sɒg] ) is a large town in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county, in the Northern Great Plain region of central Hungary.

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Transport

Aerial view of the Zador Bridge Zador bridge, Karcag legifoto1.jpg
Aerial view of the Zádor Bridge

Karcag has its own railway station, but InterCity trains do not stop here.

Geography

Karcag covers an area of 368.63 km2 (142 sq mi) and has a population of 20,632 people (2011).

Significant minority groups
NationalityPopulation (2011)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 48
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 20
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 8
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 8
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 6

Politics

The current mayor of Karcag is László Dobos (Fidesz-KDNP).

The local Municipal Assembly, elected at the 2019 local government elections, is made up of 12 members (1 Mayor, 8 Individual constituencies MEPs and 3 Compensation List MEPs) divided into this political parties and alliances: [1]

PartySeatsCurrent Municipal Assembly
  Fidesz-KDNP 9M        
  Jobbik 2         
  Momentum Movement 1         

Twin towns – sister cities

Karcag is twinned with:

Notable people

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References

  1. "Városi közgyűlés tagjai 2019-2024 - Karcag (Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok megye)". valasztas.hu. Retrieved 2019-10-29.