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Baktalórántháza

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Baktalórántháza is a town in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary. Geography It covers an area of and has a population of 3,987 people (2015). History Baktalórántháza has been settled since the late Copper Age. The first written documents mentioning the town, called Bakta at the time, date back to 1271. The building of Castle of Bakta was ordered between 1618 and 1638 by Graf Laszlo Barkoczy. In the 1710s, Francis II Rákóczi was a frequent guest at the castle. The Jewish community In the 19th and 20th centuries, a small Jewish community lived in the village, in 1930 211 Jews lived in the village, most of whom were murdered in the Holocaust. The community had a Jewish cemetery. Religion The Roman Catholic Church has been prominent in the city's life ever since the Middle Ages. The local Catholic church has been completed in 1282. The city also has a Greek Catholic church which was built in 1842, i
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