Recsk is a large village in Heves County, Hungary.[1] The Recsk mine is a large copper mine located in the north-east of Hungary in Heves County. Recsk represents one of the largest copper reserves in Hungary and in the world, having an estimated reserve of 770 million tonnes of ore grading 0.65% copper.[2] From 1950 to October 1953 it was the site of a labor camp established by the Communist regime to hold political prisoners ranging from Smallholders, Social Democrats, Aristocrats and people with foreign contacts. György Faludy, a poet was held here. Modeled on Soviet gulag, Recsk held 1700 prisoners at its height.[3]

Recsk
Large village
Recski emlékmu.jpg
Coat of arms of Recsk
Recsk is located in Hungary
Recsk
Recsk
Location of Recsk in Hungary
Coordinates: 47°56′02″N 20°06′40″E / 47.93389°N 20.11111°E / 47.93389; 20.11111
Country Hungary
CountyHeves
DistrictPétervására
Government
 • MayorNagy Sándor (Jobbik)
Area
 • Total45.37 km2 (17.52 sq mi)
Population
 (1 Jan. 2015)
 • Total2,673
 • Density57.9/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
3245
Area code(+36) 36

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office". KSH. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Carpathian Arc key to Europe's mining renaissance". northernminer.com. 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  3. ^ Applebaum, Anne (2012). Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956. New York USA: Doubleday. pp. 279–280. ISBN 9780385515696.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Recsk at Wikimedia Commons