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Country  Hungary
County Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg
 • Total 23.8 km2 (9.2 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 741
 • Density 29.71/km2 (76.9/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4743
Area code(s) 44

Csengersima is a village in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary.


It covers an area of 23.8 km2 (9 sq mi) and has a population of 741 people (2001).


The old romanesquechurch from the 13th century is famous, mainly because of its coffered ceiling. There are frescoes of the celestial bodies, flowers, old Biblical scenes in a beautiful drawing and coloring manner.


  • Balogh J. (1939): A késő-gótikus és a renaissance-kor művészete. (The late-gothic and renaissance age art.) Magyar művelődéstörténet. 2. (Szerk. Domanovszky S.), Budapest
  • Bérczi Sz, Bérczi Zs., Bérczi K. (2002): Kazettás mennyezetek. (Coffered ceilings.) Licium-Art, Debrecen
  • Kelemen L. (1977): Művészettörténeti tanulmányok. (Studies in Art History.) Bukarest
  • Tombor I. (1968): Magyarországi festett famennyezetek és rokonemlékek a XV-XIX. századból. (Painted Coffered Ceilings from Hungary from the 15-16th Century.) Akadémiai K. Budapest

External links

  • Short description about the church of Csengersima.
  • Image from inside the church.
  • Photographs of the beautiful church, outside and inside.

Coordinates: 47°52′N 22°44′E / 47.867°N 22.733°E / 47.867; 22.733

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