Mátészalka

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Mátészalka
Coordinates: 47°57′00″N22°19′00″E / 47.95000°N 22.31667°E / 47.95000; 22.31667 Coordinates: 47°57′00″N22°19′00″E / 47.95000°N 22.31667°E / 47.95000; 22.31667
Country Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
County Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg
District Mátészalka
Area
  Total41.81 km2 (16.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
  Total16,532 [1]
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4700
Area code (+36) 44
Website www.mateszalka.hu

Mátészalka is a town in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary. It is on the Kraszna River, 52 kilometers from the city of Nyiregyhaza. [2]

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Geography

It covers an area of 41.81 km2 (16 sq mi) and has a population of 17,015 people (2011).

The town was the birthplace of actor Tony Curtis' father, Emanuel Schwartz.

Population

In 2001, the population of Mátészalka was nearly 96% Hungarian, 3% Gypsy, and 1% German.

Although, in recent years. People from America, India, Canada, and China have moved into Mátészalka (2021)

History

Mátészalka was created from the merger of two large villages: Máté, founded in 1231 and Szalka, created in 1268. From the fifteenth century, Mátészalka was a market settlement. From 1920 - 1950 it was the seat of the authorities of some of the committees Szatmár, Ugocsa and Bereg remaining in Hungary after the Trianon Treaty. In 1969 Mátészalka received city rights. The city is the seat of the regional Szatmári Múzeum.

Twin towns – sister cities

Mátészalka is twinned with: [4]

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References

  1. Mátészalka, KSH
  2. "Pinkas Hakehillot Hungary: Mateszalka". www.jewishgen.org. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  3. Mátészalka, Hungary at JewishGen
  4. "Testvérvárosaink". mateszalka.hu (in Hungarian). Mátészalka. Retrieved 2021-04-09.