Sopron is a city in Hungary on the Austrian border, near Lake Neusiedl/Lake Fertő.
Sopron is twinned with Bad Wimpfen, Germany; Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia; Bolzano, Italy; Eilat, Israel; Eisenstadt, Austria; Kazuno, Japan; Kempten, Germany; Mediaș, Romania; Rorschach, Switzerland; Seinäjoki, Finland & Sparta, Greece.
The estimated population of Sopron is 62,246.
Sopron’s economy immensely benefits from the European Union.
The architecture of the old section of the town reflects its long history; walls and foundations from the Roman Empire are still common, together with a wealth of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque structures, often artistically decorated, showing centuries of stability and prosperity.
In 1153, it was mentioned as an important town.
The Geographic Coordinates of Sopron: 47.68489°N 16.58305°E.
The Sopron Basin and the hills and highlands around it have been inhabited since the VIth century B.C.
Sopron is known as the “Dental Capital of the World”, having over 300 dental clinics.
Sopron is a significant wine-producing region, one of the few in Hungary to make both red and white wines.