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Karcag is a large town in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county, in the Northern Great Plain region of central Hungary.

Karcag
City Hall in Karcag
City Hall in Karcag
Flag of Karcag
Flag
Coat of arms of Karcag
Coat of arms
Karcag is located in Hungary
Karcag
Karcag
Location of Karcag
Coordinates: 47°18′40″N 20°54′58″E / 47.31111°N 20.91611°E / 47.31111; 20.91611Coordinates: 47°18′40″N 20°54′58″E / 47.31111°N 20.91611°E / 47.31111; 20.91611
Country Hungary
CountyJász-Nagykun-Szolnok
DistrictKarcag
Area
 • Total368.63 km2 (142.33 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total20,632
 • Density61.25/km2 (158.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
5300
Area code(+36) 59
Websitekarcag.hu

Karcag has its own railway station, but InterCity trains do not stop here.

Aerial photography. karcag, bridge "Zádor"

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International relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Karcag is twinned with:[1]

Domestic partnership(s)Edit

GeographyEdit

It covers an area of 368.63 km2 (142 sq mi) and has a population of 20,632 people (2011).

Significant minority groups
Nationality Population (2011)
  Germany 48
  Romania 20
  Russia 8
  Slovakia 8
  Serbia 6

Notable peopleEdit

  • Colonel Michael de Kovats (1724–79), the father of the US cavalry, a Hungarian hussar was born in Karcag
  • Avram Hershko (born 1937 as Herskó Ferenc), Hungarian-born Israeli biochemist and Nobel laureate in Chemistry
  • Margit Sebők (1939–2000), Hungarian painter and educator
  • Mihály Varga (born 1965), since 7 March 2013 Minister of National Economy of Hungary, Minister of Finance of Hungary 2001-2002 and one of four Fidesz VPs since 2005

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