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Great Plain
Great Plain
and North (Hungarian: Alföld és Észak) is a statistical (NUTS 1) region of Hungary. It comprises the NUTS 2 regions of Northern Hungary, Northern Great Plain, and Southern Great Plain. The total population of the region is around 4,200,000 people in an area of 50,000 km2 (19,000 sq mi) (giving a population density of around 84/km2 (218/sq mi).

Contents

1 Regions and counties 2 Geography

2.1 Geographical features 2.2 Rivers and lakes 2.3 National Parks

3 Tourism

3.1 Landmarks by region

3.1.1 Northern Hungary 3.1.2 Northern Great Plain 3.1.3 Lake Tisza 3.1.4 Southern Great Plain

4 External links 5 References

Regions and counties[edit] There are nine counties in Great Plain
Great Plain
and North, which are in three statistical regions:

Northern Hungary
Hungary
(HU31) (Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Heves County and Nógrád County) Northern Great Plain
Northern Great Plain
(HU32) (Hajdú-Bihar County, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County
Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County
and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County) Southern Great Plain
Southern Great Plain
(HU33) (Bács-Kiskun County, Békés County
Békés County
and Csongrád County)

Northern Hungary
Hungary
and Northern Great Plain
Northern Great Plain
are often together called North-Eastern Hungary. Geography[edit]

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Geographical features[edit] Prominent landscape features are the North Hungarian Mountains
North Hungarian Mountains
and the Great Plain Rivers and lakes[edit]

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National Parks[edit]

Bükk
Bükk
National Park Hortobágy
Hortobágy
National Park

Tourism[edit]

Lillafüred

There are four tourists regions in the Great Plain
Great Plain
and North. The Lake Tisza and its surrounding is an exceptional region as it is not part of the NUTS. The four regions are:

Northern Hungary Northern Great Plain Lake Tisza Southern Great Plain

Landmarks by region[edit] Northern Hungary[edit] The most important tourist cities are Eger, Miskolc, Sárospatak, Pásztó, which are all famous for their wines and spas. Tokaj) and Hollókő
Hollókő
form part of a World Heritage Site. There are many mediaeval castles and ruins of others, including Boldogkő Castle, Castle of Diósgyőr, Füzér Castle, Sárospatak
Sárospatak
Castle, Szerencs
Szerencs
Castle, Szécsény
Szécsény
Castle estates, and Hollókő
Hollókő
Castle. The Mátra
Mátra
mountains and the Bükk
Bükk
mountains give plenty of opportunities for hiking, and there are areas of outstandingly beautiful countryside in Lillafüred and Aggtelek National Park. The caves in the Bükk
Bükk
have many stalagmites and stalactites. Northern Great Plain[edit]

The nine-arched bridge at Hortobágy
Hortobágy
National Park

The most important tourist sites are the regional seat Debrecen
Debrecen
with its ancient monuments, and Hortobágy
Hortobágy
National Park. Nyíregyháza
Nyíregyháza
and Nyírbátor
Nyírbátor
both have intimate historic city centres. Nyíregyháza and its suburbs have some interesting sights, for example the open-air museum, safari park, and Nyírvidék children's railway. There are extraordinary churches in Csaroda
Csaroda
and Tákos. Lake Tisza[edit] Main article: Lake Tisza Southern Great Plain[edit] The most important tourist sights are the Great Plain
Great Plain
itself, unspoiled landscape, romantic farms, the ethnographic memories and traditions and the cities' monuments and museums, especially Szeged the regional seat, Gyula, Kecskemét, Kalocsa, Szentes, Hódmezővásárhely, and Baja. The region's most important landscapes include the Ópusztaszer National Heritage Park, Gyula Castle, the stud farm in Mezőhegyes
Mezőhegyes
and the wine cellars at Hajós. Other attractions include the Great Bustard
Great Bustard
Nature Reserve at Dévaványa, the Bugac
Bugac
Plain, and the Mártély National Park. The most popular festival in the region is the Szeged
Szeged
Open Air Games, featuring historical reenactments and ancient sports such as archery. External links[edit]

http://akademia.miert.ro/downloads/miert3/baranyi.doc - Béla Baranyi: Regions of Europe (in Hungarian) János Rechnitzer: the Unseen World of the Great Plain
Great Plain
and North (Origo.hu) (in Hungarian)

References[edit]

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NUTS regions of Hungary

NUTS 1

Central Hungary Transdanubia Great Plain
Great Plain
and North

NUTS 2

Central Hungary Central Transdanubia Northern Great Plain Northern Hungary Southern Great Plain Southern Transdanubia Western Transdanubia

NUTS 3

Bács-Kiskun Baranya Békés Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Budapest Csongrád Fejér Győr-Moson-Sopron Hajdú-Bihar Heves Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok Komárom-Esztergom Nógrád Pest Somogy Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg Tolna Vas Ve

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