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Karcag

Location of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county in Hungary

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

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

Twin towns – Sister cities

Karcag is twinned with:

Famous people

  • 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
Aerialphotography. karcag, bridge "Zádor"
  • 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.

Geography

It covers an area of 368.63 km2 (142 sq mi) and has a population of 22,579 people (2001).

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