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Kiszombor
Country  Hungary
County Csongr√°d
Area
 - Total 65.81 km2 (25.4 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 - Total 4,210
 - Density 64/km2 (165.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6775
Area code(s) 62
Kiszombor - Palace from above

Kiszombor is a village in Csongr√°d county, in the Southern Great Plain region of southern Hungary.

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Geography

It covers an area of 65.81 km2 (25 sq mi) and has a population of 4210 people (2002).

It is an agricultural village, near the river Maros. With more than its 750 years history it has some antic buildings, for example the Castle Ronay, and the Rotunda which is a church with cirlce-shaped sketch. There are some beautiful wall-paintings in Gothic style which were painted in the XIV. century.The church itself was built in Romanesque style in the XIII. century.

There is a border-crossing point near the village, so you can enter Romania if you cross Kiszombor.

There is the "Village-festival" at the third weekend of September in every year where lots of Hungarian artists appear: play, sing, dance and so on. If you're near Kiszombor that time don't forget to drop in.

Roman Catholic Church in Kiszombor

Sightseeing for visitors

In the village we can see an old architectural heritage from the romanesque art: the church. It consists of two parts. Older is the rotunda built with 6 sections. Younger is, the village church. The rotunda has 2 other relatives of this type in the Carpathian Basin: Gerény and Karcsa.

External references

  • Aradi N. (Ed.): A mŇĪv√©szet t√∂rt√©nete Magyarorsz√°gon. (The History of Arts in Hungary). Gondolat, Budapest
  • F√ľlep L. (Ed.): A magyarorsz√°gi mŇĪv√©szet t√∂rt√©nete. (The History of the Hungarian Arts). Budapest
  • Gerevich T.: Magyarorsz√°g rom√°nkori eml√©kei. (Die romanische Denkm√§ler Ungarns.) Egyetemi nyomda. Budapest, 1938.
  • GerŇĎ L. : Magyar mŇĪeml√©ki ABC. Budapest, 1984
  • Gervers-Moln√°r, V. (1972): A k√∂z√©pkori Magyarorsz√°g rotund√°i. (Rotunda in the Medieval Hungary). Akad√©miai, Budapest
  • Henszlmann, I. (1876): Magyarorsz√°g √≥-kereszty√©n, rom√°n √©s √°tmeneti styl√ľ mŇĪ-eml√©keinek r√∂vid ismertet√©se, (Old-Christian, Romanesque and Transitional Style Architecture in Hungary). Kir√°lyi Magyar Egyetemi Nyomda, Budapest
  • Marosi E.: A rom√°n kor mŇĪv√©szete, (Art of the Romanesque Ages). Corvina, Budapest, 1972, ISBN 9631320006
  • Szil√°gyi A. (2008): A K√°rp√°t-medence √Ārp√°d-kori rotund√°i √©s centr√°lis templomai. (The Rotunda and Central Building Churches in the Carpathian Basin.) Semmelweis Kiad√≥, Budapest

See also

Rotunda (architecture)

Coordinates: 46¬į11‚Ä≤N 20¬į26‚Ä≤EÔĽŅ / ÔĽŅ46.183¬įN 20.433¬įEÔĽŅ / 46.183; 20.433

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