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Paks is located in Hungary
Location of Paks in Hungary

Paks is located in Tolna County
Location of Paks in Tolna County
Coordinates: 46°37′19″N 18°51′21″E / 46.62194, 18.85583
Country  Hungary
Region Southern Transdanubia
County Tolna
Subregion Paks
 • Mayor János Süli (NP)
 • Total 154.08 km2 (59.49 sq mi)
Elevation 106 m (348 ft)
Population (1 Jan 2015)
 • Total 19,305
 • Density 128.09/km2 (331.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 7030
Dialing code 75

Paks (German: Paksch) is a town in Tolna County, Southern Transdanubia Region, Hungary, on the banks of the Danube River. Paks is the home of the only Hungarian nuclear power plant, which provides about 40% the country's electricity.

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Újváros ("New City") for nuclear power plant workers under construction, 1970s

In the last century several mansions were built in the centre of the old town, such as those in Szent István tér, the main square of the town. The Roman Catholic three-isled, basilica style Heart of Jesus church was consecrated in 1901. There is a tablet in the wall of the baroque Szeniczey mansion to commemorate Ferenc Deák, 'the Sage of the Country'. The Town Museum is housed in the former Cseh-Vigyázó mansion. The Calvinist and the Lutheran churches were built in 1775 and 1884 respectively.

Paks Nuclear Power Plant

The gold jewellery from the hoard found near Paks (1600-1200 BC)

The Catholic Holy Spirit church, built according to the design of Imre Makovecz, is an outstanding work of 20th-century architecture. There is a hundred-year-old chestnut alley lining the walkway on the Danube River bank. The town hosts the Spring Festival at Whitsuntide and the International Festival of Blues, Jazz, Rock and Gastronomy.

Paksi FC is a Hungarian football club based in Paks.

Atomerőmű SE is a Hungarian basketball club based in Paks.

Bronze age hoard[edit | edit source]

A bronze age gold hoard of jewellery was found between Paks and Dunaföldvár on the banks of the Danube in the nineteenth century. The treasure is now in the collections of the British Museum.[1]

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Forró for another bronze age hoard from Hungary
  • Zsujta for a bronze age hoard from northern Hungary

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ British Museum Collection [1]

International relations[edit | edit source]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit | edit source]

Paks is twinned with:

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