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10 Interesting Facts About Veszprém

Facts About Veszprém

  • The name of the city originates from a Slavic personal name Bezprem or Bezprym, meaning “stubborn”, “self-confident, not willing to retreat”. The form Vezprem originates in early medieval scribal habits and frequent exchange of B and V under the influence of Greek.
  • Veszprém lies on both sides of the Séd creek.
  • Veszprém was among the first Hungarian cities to have a university.
  • The Estimated Population of Veszprém is 59,738.
  • Veszprém is twinned with Bottrop, Germany; Gladsaxe, Denmark; Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; Passau, Germany; Rovaniemi, Finland; Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania; Nitra, Slovakia; Tartu, Estonia; Tirat Carmel, Israel; Žamberk, Czech Republic; Kursk, Russia; Haskovo, Bulgaria; Tarnów, Poland & Šibenik, Croatia.
  • During World War II, Veszprém was captured by Soviet troops of the 3rd Ukrainian Front on 23 March 1945 in the course of the Vienna Offensive.
  • Veszprém is often called the “City of Queens”, as Veszprém was the favourite city of Queen Gisela, the wife of St. Stephen, for centuries, the queens of Hungary were crowned by the Bishop of Veszprém.
  • Veszprém became the first episcopal seat of Hungary in 1009 and an archepiscopal seat in 1993.
  • Veszprém is 266 m above Sea Level.
  • Veszprém is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary and a city with county rights.
Facts About Veszprém
Facts About Veszprém

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