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Location of Békés County in Hungary

Battonya is located in Hungary
Location in Hungary

Battonya is located in Békés County
Location in Békés County
Coordinates: 46°17′50″N 21°01′44″E / 46.29722, 21.02889
Country  Hungary
Region Southern Great Plain Region
County Békés departemento blazono.jpg Békés County
Subregion Mezőkovácsháza
 • Mayor János György Marjai (Ind.Wp globe tiny.gif)
 • Total 145.71 km2 (56.26 sq mi)
Population (1 Jan. 2015)
 • Total 5 960
 • Density 123.79/km2 (320.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5830
Area code 68
KSH Code 18102

Battonya (Romanian: Bătania, Serbian: Батања/Batanja) is a town in Békés County, in the Southern Great Plain Region of south-east Hungary. Residents are Magyars, with minority of Serbs.

Geography[edit | edit source]

It covers an area of 145.77 km² and has a population of 5565 people (2012).

History[edit | edit source]

Kingdom of Hungary stamp, issue 1874, cancelled at BATTONYA.

After the Ottoman occupation until 1918, Battonya was part of the Austrian monarchy, province of Hungary;[1] in Transleithania after the compromise of 1867 in the Kingdom of Hungary.

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit | edit source]

Battonya is twinned with:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850-1864, by Edwin Mueller, 1961.
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