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Tiszalök is a small township about 240 km northeast from Budapest, beside the Tisza River.
Archeologist found many stone tools and articles dating back to the Conquest times.
They also unearthed many articles at the neighbouring Rázompuszta also a settlement that existed here from the Conquest times till the Tatar invasion.
The first written documents refer to the settlement dated from 1265.
The settlement changed ownership many times during the middle ages.
From the 14th century the Balog-Semjén, Kállay, Biri and the Domahidi families owned it in turn.
In 1427, King Zsigmond gifted it to János Kállay.
In 1449, János Hunyadi granted it to Miklós Váradi and István Dobó.
During the middle of the 16th century it was under Turkish occupation.
From the middle of the 17th century the Rákóczi family owned it.
Towards the last half of the 18th century, the large village called Lök, belongs to the Mihály Kállay's family.
At the beginning of the 18th century Tiszalök received the right to hold regular fairs and became a 'rural' city until 1893 and had to wait until 1992 to get it back.
In 1839 the the township had a population of around 4,500.
In the 19th century's second half Tiszalök was devastated 3 times by extensive floods.
Apart from the floodings the Tisza always paid an important role in the town's life.
In 1937 work started on building the dam, but was interrupted by the war and didn't get finished until 1954.
In 1958, the shipping locks were finished.
In 1959 the turbines started to generate power.
Population: 6 000
Postal code: 4450
Calling code: 42
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