Letenye (Croatian: Letinja, Slovene: Letina) is a town in Zala County, Hungary, on the border with Croatia. Across the border is the town of Goričan. Letenye was elevated to town status in 1989.

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The town itself was first mentioned in 1314 as Letnye. The name comes from the Slavic word leto meaning summer.


Letenye is the endpoint of the Hungarian M7 motorway from Budapest. The motorway crosses the Croatian-Hungarian border here and connects with the Croatian A4 motorway at Goričan.

Famous people from Letenye

  • Feró Nagy (1946-) - Hungarian rock singer, musician

Twin town

Letenye is twinned with:

  • Croatia Prelog, Croatia

Source: Wikipedia