Zagyvaszántó

Zagyvaszántó is a village located in Heves, Hungary, among the foothills of the Mátra mountain range. The closest significant town is Hatvan.

Zagyvaszántó
Village
Zagyvaszántó
Coat of arms of Zagyvaszántó
Coat of arms
Zagyvaszántó is located in Hungary
Zagyvaszántó
Zagyvaszántó
Coordinates: 47°46′22.8″N 19°40′4.8″E / 47.773000°N 19.668000°E / 47.773000; 19.668000Coordinates: 47°46′22.8″N 19°40′4.8″E / 47.773000°N 19.668000°E / 47.773000; 19.668000
Country Hungary
CountyHeves
Area
 • Total9.52 km2 (3.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total1,985[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
3031
Area code(+36) 37
Websitewww.zagyvaszanto.hu

EtymologyEdit

Its name consists of two Hungarian words: 'Zagyva' and 'szántó'. Zagyva is the river which runs next to the village, while 'szántó' means 'field'.

HistoryEdit

The settlement's name is first mentioned in 1290 in a diploma, in which it is called 'Zántho' (which is the equivalent of 'szántó'). During the Ottoman-Hungarian wars the region was depopulated. In the middle of the 1900s the population started to rise rapidly. Since the start of the millennium the population is slowly decreasing.[2]

The 700th anniversary was celebrated in 1999.

International relationsEdit

Zagyvaszántó is the sister city of Csomakoros, Romania.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zagyvaszántó, census of 2015, KSH
  2. ^ a b "A falu története - Zagyvaszántó". www.zagyvaszanto.hu. Retrieved 2019-05-10.