Lakitelek

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Lakitelek
Large village
HUN Lakitelek Cimer.svg
Coat of arms
Country Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
County Bács-Kiskun
District Tiszakécske
Area
  Total54.66 km2 (21.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
  Total4,411 [1]
  Density80.7/km2 (209/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6065
Area code (+36) 76
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Lakitelek tőserdő légifotó

Lakitelek is a large village in Bács-Kiskun county, in the Southern Great Plain region of southern Hungary.

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Geography

It covers an area of 54.66 km2 (21 sq mi) and has a population of 4411 people (2015). [1] It is 120 km from Budapest and 27 km from Kecskemét, only 3 km from the river of Tisza. Due to the nature of a transport hub, it is easily accessible from several directions- either on the main road M44 or by rail on the MÁV No. 146 Kecskemét – Kunszentmárton and No. 145 Szolnok – Kiskunfélegyháza railway side lines. The two railway lines intersect in Lakitelek.

History

Its present area was formed in 1949-50 by uniting the steppes belonging to Kecskemét. These outlying settlements were: Felsőalpár, Kisalpár, Oncsa settlement, Árpádszállás, Szikra, Kapásfalu. The town has a strong historical past, as its geographical location is such that that people ages before the written memories are welcome settled in this region. The earliest archaeological finds are from the Copper Age, from the peoples of the Bodrogkeresztúr culture, following them say that the BC III. people have been living here since the turn of the millennium.

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References

  1. 1 2 Gazetteer of Hungary, 1 January 2015 . Hungarian Central Statistical Office. 3 September 2015

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Coordinates: 46°53′N19°59′E / 46.883°N 19.983°E / 46.883; 19.983