Location of Mezőkeresztes
|Coordinates: 47°49′31″N 20°41′17″E / 47.82537°N 20.68808°ECoordinates: 47°49′31″N 20°41′17″E / 47.82537°N 20.68808°E|
|• Total||74.26 km2 (28.67 sq mi)|
|• Density||55.62/km2 (144.1/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
In 1596, there was a great Battle of Mezőkeresztes, where Mehmed III, a sultan of the Ottoman Empire defeated the Habsburg and Transylvanian forces. During the battle the Sultan had to be dissuaded from fleeing the field halfway through the battle.
After the end of the Ottoman era, the town prospered but in the 19th century it lost its importance and became a village.
In 1950, oil resources were found nearby; they were exploited by the 1980s.
Mezőkeresztes was granted town status on July 1, 2009.
Nearest town: Mezőkövesd (12 km).