Ferencszállás

Ferencszállás is a village in the Szeged district of Csongrád county, in the Southern Great Plain region of southern Hungary.

Ferencszállás
Country Hungary
CountyCsongrád
Area
 • Total5.79 km2 (2.24 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total605[1]
 • Density104.5/km2 (271/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6774
Area code(s)62
Location of Csongrád County in Hungary

GeographyEdit

It covers an area of 5.79 km2 (2 sq mi) and has a population of 605 people (2015).[1] The village is accessible via Hungary's Highway 43. The town lies along the river Maros, 10.5 kilometers west of Makó.

HistoryEdit

The village of Ferencszállás was founded in 1828 by the Hungarian baron Gerliczy Ferenc, from whom its name derives. Ferencszállás is located on a plain once known as Kukutyin puszta, which was the site of tobacco drying barns between 1810 and 1814.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Gazetteer of Hungary, 1st January 2015. Hungarian Central Statistical Office. 3 September 2015

Coordinates: 46°13′N 20°21′E / 46.217°N 20.350°E / 46.217; 20.350