INTRODUCTION OF THE EDELÉNY SMALL REGION
In the aspect of tourism less attractive land can be found in Hungary than North-Hungary, which is one of the country's most varied region due to its geographical and natural endowments. The Great Plain and the mountains meet in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, and this determined the fate of the whole region for centuries.
The 47 settlement of Edelény small region lie in the North-Hungarian region, the north and rural land of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, next to the Slovak-Hungarian border.
The area of the small region is 783 km2, and the population takes 37 thousand people. The small region, having different physical geographical features but similar historical heritage, administratively were always united.
The settlements of the small region are situated along the River Bódva and its subsidiary brooks. The central town of the small region is Edelény. The region is expressly rural, although settlements with larger population (Edelény, Szendrő, Bódvaszilas, Szögliget, Perkupa) can be found in the area. Edelény and Szendrő have taken pride in having town status since 1986 and 1996, respectively.
The Edelény small region have several natural treasure, and ancient monuments, which are worthy to been wondered by more and more visitors.
The region can owe the value of its settlements mostly for the region's rich history and the unique natural landscape due to its relative closeness. The untouched nature, and the values of Hungarian secular and ecclesiastic culture wait for visiting tourists. The key for upswing of tourism could be the Aggtelek National Park, the renovation and utilization of the L' Huillier Coburg castle, and the reorganization of the Rakaca reservoir.