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Aggtelek
Village
Coat of arms of Aggtelek
Coat of arms
Country  Hungary
County Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
District Putnok
Area
 • Total 43.82 km2 (16.92 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total 557
Postal code
3759

Aggtelek is a village in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county.

Location

Aggtelek is located in the Hungaro-Slovakian border.

Connections

Aggtelek got a minor road heading between Szin and Sajókaza. The village also got a small road that connects Slovakia with it.

History

The village was already exist before the Hungarian conquest. The cave was known even that time, Csokonay and Petőfi was in it. In 1858, a fire destroyed the entire village; only the school and one residential buildings remained. In the World War II, the soviet troops ruined Aggtelek. When new mines opened near Kazincbarcika, Aggtelek got several commercial chances. In 1995, the Baradla caves become part of the UNESCO Heritage Sites.

Landmarks

  • Baradla-cave
  • Bell tower
  • Cave guest house
  • Peace-cave
  • Petőfi culture house

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