Facts About Győr

  • In the 17th century, Győr became a fortified stronghold against the Turks, and it was chartered as a free royal town in 1743.
  • Győr is the most important city of northwest Hungary, the capital of Győr-Moson-Sopron County and Western Transdanubia region.
  • Győr is the sixth-largest city in Hungary, and one of its seven main regional centres.
  • The Geographic Coordinates of Győr: 47.6842°N 17.6344°E
  • The area along the Danube River has been inhabited by varying cultures since ancient times.
  • Győr is 108 m above sea level.
  • Győr is twinned with Brașov, Romania; Colmar, France; Erfurt, Germany; Ingolstadt, Germany; Kuopio, Finland; Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; Nof HaGalil, Israel; Poznań, Poland; Sindelfingen, Germany & Wuhan, China.
  • The estimated population of Győr is 129,435.
  • The Danube River propelled Győr city’s economy in the 19th century, as steamship trade appeared in Europe.
  • In 1989 Győr won the European award for the protection of monuments.
Interesting Facts About Győr
Interesting Facts About Győr

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