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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.