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a megye (county) in southern Hungary, in the basin of the middle course of the Tisza River. Area, 4,100 sq km. Population, 455,000 (1975). The administrative center is the city of Szeged.
Csongrád is an agricultural and industrial region. The main crops are wheat, corn, sugar beets, hemp, alfalfa, sunflowers, rye, potatoes, and fruits, including grapes. Rice is grown on irrigated land in the Tisza River valley. Red peppers used for paprika are cultivated near Szeged, and onions are grown around Makó. Cattle, swine, and poultry are raised, and fish are bred in ponds. Crude oil and natural gas are extracted near Szeged and Illos. Industrial enterprises manufacture textiles and food products. A plant for the production of agricultural machinery is located in Makó, and ceramics are produced at Hódmezövásárhely.
a city in Hungary; situated on the Tisza River, in the megye (county) of Csongrád. Population, 20,000 (1976). Food products, furniture, and bricks are manufactured in the city.