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Abaújlak-Szanticska is a village in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Hungary. With a population of 8 people Szanticska is famous for being the smallest municipality in Hungary, although officially it is not an independent village but part of the village Abaújlak. (Of the officially independent municipalities the smallest one is Nemesmedves, Vas county with 22 residents.) Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén (commonly abbreviated as BAZ county) is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in north-eastern Hungary (commonly called Northern Hungary), on the border with Slovakia. ... Vas (German: Eisenburg, Slovenian Železna županija) is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary. ...



Szanticska was first mentioned in 1317. Its name comes from the name of St. Stephen (Szent István in Hungarian). During the Ottoman occupation of Hungary, the area was an important wine district, later it became deserted, but in the 18th century it was a populated place again. In 1870 it was annexed to Abaújlak. Events The Great Famine of 1315-1317. ... A statue of Stephen the Great King Stephen the Great or St. ... The wars of the Ottoman Empire in Europe marked the better part of the history of southeastern Europe, notably, giving infamy to the Balkans. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

Between the World Wars the village prospered, but the population started to decrease in the 1930s, mostly due to the fact that the village didn't have a school. In 1988 the village had only one resident. During the 1990s Szanticska experienced a revival; some new residents settled down in the village and now it is a holiday resort where people can have an insight into everyday life of Hungarian peasants in the 19th century. // Events and trends The 1930s were spent struggling for a solution to the global depression. ... Japanese secondary school students in uniform. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but keeping the same mind-set. ...

There are 19 houses and 2 churches in the village.

Other data

  • Postal code: 3815
  • Calling code: (+36) 46

See also

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External links

  • A Vendégváró.hu cikke (Hungarian only)
  • A Kastélyutak.hu cikke
  • Picture gallery
  • An article on Szanticska (Hungarian only)

  Results from FactBites:
Northern Hungary (178 words)
Edelény - Andrástanya - Abod - Irota - Szanticska
The route leads through the village of Szakácsi (the name means cook's village and used to be the home of royal chefs) on to Irota (this name is derived from the Hungarian word for forester).
Spend a little more time in Szanticska and see the local exhibitions and handcraft shops of the tiny village that has received a European Village Renewal Prize.
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