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Gyönk is a village in the Tolna County, Hungary.

Gyönk
Flag of Gyönk
Flag
Coat of arms of Gyönk
Coat of arms
Gyönk is located in Hungary
Gyönk
Gyönk
Location in Hungary
Coordinates: 46°33′N 18°31′E / 46.550°N 18.517°E / 46.550; 18.517
Country Hungary
CountyTolna
Government
 • MayorGyula Katz
Area
 • Total38.12 km2 (14.72 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total2,051
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
7064
Area code(s)74
Websitehttp://www.gyonk.hu/

HistoryEdit

Gyönk was mentioned for the first time in 1280, but the neighborhood (and Gyönk) was already a populated area by then. The village was inhabited by Turks for some time, and by the time of the Rákóczi it was depopulated. In the early 18th century Hungarian and German families arrived in the village. The school was founded in 1806. In 1882, the Budapest-Pécs-Dombóvár-rail line, which passes through the Kapos Valley connected the village.

In 1891, there were 3,371 German and Hungarian inhabitants. In 1947, a Czechoslovak-Hungarian population exchange saw 9 Highland Hungarian families (55 people) resettled in the upland village of Martos.

Notable landmarksEdit

The Reformed Church was built between 1775–1777, and consecrated on May 25, 1777. The tower was completed in 1836. The second organ of the church, dated to 1910 is a masterpiece. The neo-Gothic style Lutheran Church designed by Gyula Reppmannin was completed in 1896. The Catholic Church was built in 1926. Magyary Kossa-Castle was built in 1830.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Gyönk is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Städtepartnerschaften und Internationales". Büro für Städtepartnerschaften und internationale Beziehungen (in German). Retrieved 2013-07-26.