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10 Interesting Facts About Kecskemét

Facts About Kecskemét

  • The MH 59th “Dezső Szentgyörgyi” Tactical Wing, the only jet fighter unit of the Hungarian Defence Forces, is based at Kecskemét air force base.
  • The name of the city stems from the Hungarian word kecske meaning “goat” and -mét meaning “pass”.
  • Kecskemét was established at the meeting point of a large sandy region and a sandy yellow soil; its elevation is 120 m (394 ft) above sea level.
  • The first archaeological trace of a human in the area is about five thousand years old.
  • The warmest month in Kecskemét is July, with an average temperature of 20.9 °C (69.6 °F); the coldest is January, with −1.9 °C (28.6 °F).
  • Kecskemét is twinned with Aomori, Japan; Arcueil, France; Berehove, Ukraine; Coventry, England, United Kingdom; Dornbirn, Austria; Galanta, Slovakia; Hyvinkää, Finland; Lidköping, Sweden; Nahariya, Israel; Rüsselsheim am Main, Germany; Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania; Shkodër, Albania; Simferopol, Ukraine; Târgu Mureș, Romania; Tekirdağ, Turkey; Viborg, Denmark & Wadowice, Poland.
  • Kecskemét is the eighth-largest city in Hungary.
  • The Kecskemét Air Show is held here every two years.
  • The Estimated Population of Kecskemét is 111,269.
  • Kecskemét is divided into 22 sections.
Facts About Kecskemét
Facts About Kecskemét

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