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Statue of Saint Stephen in Abaújszántó, by Ottó Frech

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Location of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County in Hungary

Abaújszántó is located in Hungary
Location of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County in Hungary

Abaújszántó is located in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County
Location of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County in Hungary
Coordinates: 48°16′42″N 21°11′15″E / 48.27833, 21.1875
Country  Hungary
Region Northern Hungary Region
County Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County
Subregion Gönc
 • Mayor György Madár
 • Total 47.36 km2 (18.29 sq mi)
Elevation 123 m (404 ft)
Population (1 Jan. 2014)
 • Total 3,105
 • Density 65.94/km2 (170.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3881
Area code 47

Abaújszántó is a small town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Northern Hungary Region, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the county capital Miskolc. It belongs to the famous Tokaj-Hegyalja wine district.


Abaújszántó has been inhabited since ancient times. The Hungarians settled down in the area around the Conquest of Hungary. It was a town for more than 600 years, the centre of the Gönc district until 1921 and the largest town of the region after Kassa. It lost its town status in 1902, and in many ways its role was taken over by Encs. It was aentre of the Abaújszántó district from 1921 till 1962.

Many famous men had connections with Abaújszántó, the poet Ilosvai Selymes Péter worked here as a schoolmaster, and Gáspár Károli, who translated the Bible to Hungarian, lived nearby, and the Protestant pastors of Abaújszántó helped him in his translating work.

Abaújszántó was granted town status again in 2004.

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Twin towns – Sister cities[]

Abaújszántó is twinned with:


  1. ^ "Twin cities of the City of Kosice". Magistrát mesta Košice, Tr.. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 

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