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Makó is a town in Csongrád County, in southeastern Hungary, 10 km from the Romanian border. It lies on the Maros River. Makó is home to 23,272 people and it has an area of 229.23 square kilometres, of which 196.8 km2 is arable land. Makó is the fourth-largest town in Csongrád County after Szeged, Hódmezővásárhely and Szentes. The town is 28.6 km from Hódmezővásárhely, 36.2 km from Szeged, 75.4 km from Arad, 85 km from Gyula, 93.5 km from Timișoara (Temesvár), and 200 km from Budapest.

The climate is warmer than anywhere else in Hungary, with hot, dry summers. The town is noted for its onion which is a hungarikum, the spa and the thermal bath. The Makó International Onion Festival, the largest of its kind, is held annually. Makó is a popular tourist destination in Hungary.

The Makó gas field, located near the town, is the largest natural gas field in Central Europe. The gas volume is more than 600 billion cubic metres, according to a report by the Scotia Group.

The town's floodplain forests are protected as part of Körös-Maros National Park.

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