7 Interesting Facts About Eger Castle

Interesting Facts About Eger Castle

Facts About Eger Castle

  • The Eger Castle is a castle in Eger, Hungary.
  • The Eger Castle is known for repelling the Turkish attack in 1552 during the Siege of Eger.
  • In 1701, the Austrians exploded half of the castle
  • The first castle was built on the high hill named Várhegy at Felsőtárkány near Eger.
  • The Eger Castle was used by the army as barracks until 1957.
  • The Eger Castle is currently being used as a museum: Dobó István Vármúzeum, Egri Képtár, Kazamaták & Panoptikum.
  • Archaeological excavations started in 1925.
Interesting Facts About Eger Castle
Interesting Facts About Eger Castle

10 Interesting Facts About Margaret Island

Interesting Facts About Margaret Island

Facts About Margaret Island

  • The Music Fountain and the Water Tower have protected UNESCO sites.
  • The island was called Insula leporum before being named after Saint Margaret (1242–1270) in the 14th century. Margaret was the daughter of Béla IV of Hungary, and she lived in the Dominican convent on the island.
  • The Knights of St. John settled on the island in the 12th century.
  • Margaret Island is a 2.5 km long island, 500 metres wide, 0.965 km2 in area, in the middle of the Danube in central Budapest, Hungary.
  • The island has a rubber-coated running track measuring 5.35 kilometres.
  • During World War II and the siege of Budapest, the island was a site of fierce combat.
  • Administratively Margaret Island used to belong to the 13th district but now is directly under the control of the city.
  • Since the 1980s, entry by cars has been limited; only a single bus line and taxis, alongside the service traffic of local stores and restaurants, are allowed to enter.
  • Margaret Island was declared a public garden in 1908.
  • Margaret Island is 104.85 metres above sea level.
Interesting Facts About Margaret Island
Interesting Facts About Margaret Island

List of Regions of Hungary

List of Regions of Hungary

List of regions of Hungary

There are seven statistical regions of Hungary created in 1999 by the Law 1999/XCII amending Law 1996/XXI. Subdivided administratively into 19 counties and the capital city Budapest.

The counties are further subdivided into 174 districts. The capital Budapest is subdivided into 23 districts.

Northern Hungary

List of Regions of Hungary 1

Central

Hungary 

List of Regions of Hungary 2

Northern Great Plain

List of Regions of Hungary 3

Central

Transdanubia

List of Regions of Hungary 4

Southern Great Plain 

List of Regions of Hungary 5

Western Transdanubia

List of Regions of Hungary 6

List of Regions of Hungary including Area, Population and Density

Name of the Region Regional Centre Area Population Density

Northern Hungary

(Észak-Magyaroszág)

Miskolc 13,428 1,153,714 86

Northern Great Plain 

(Észak-Alföld)

Debrecen 17,749 1,474,383 83

Southern Great Plain 

(Dél-Alföld)

Szeged 18,339 1,262,936 69

Central Hungary 

(Közép-Magyarország)

Budapest 6,919 2,993,948 433

Central Transdanubia 

(Közép-Dunántúl)

Székesfehérvár 11,237 1,060,703 94

Western Transdanubia 

(Nyugat-Dunántúl)

Győr 11,209 983,933 88

Southern Transdanubia 

(Dél-Dunántúl)

Pécs 14,169 900,868 64

 

List of Regions of Hungary
List of Regions of Hungary

7 Interesting Facts About Lake Tisza

Interesting Facts About Lake Tisza

Facts About Lake Tisza

  • Lake Tisza is the largest artificial lake in Hungary. It is located at the southeastern edge of Heves county.
  • Lake Tisza is 27 km in length, with an average depth of 1.3 m and a maximum depth of 17 m; it contains 43 km² of small islands.
  • Lake Tisza Ecocentre in Poroszló was erected to collect and display the nature and wildlife of the Tisza River valley and Lake Tisza. It was opened to the public on 27 April 2012.
  • As part of the ongoing Tisza River flood control project, the Tisza Dam was built in 1973. Its filling was finished in the 1990s, resulting in a 127 km² lake.
  • A significant part of Lake Tisza, which belongs to the Hortobágy National Park, and Ramsar Convention is a nature conservation area.
  • The lake can be divided into three parts. That north of Highway 33 is a bird reserve and part of Hortobágy National Park, as is the middle portion with its giant white water lilies and colonies of heron and cormorant that can be visited by following established trails. Other parts of the lake, the Sarud and Tiszafüred basins and the southern Abádszalók section, are where the splashing and sporting take place.
  • The Geographic Coordinates of Lake Tisza: 47°36′N 20°40′E
Interesting Facts About Lake Tisza
Interesting Facts About Lake Tisza

10 Interesting Facts About Lake Balaton

Interesting Facts About Lake Balaton

Facts About Lake Balaton

  • Lake Balaton is a freshwater lake in the Transdanubian region of Hungary.
  • Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe, and one of the region’s foremost tourist destinations.
  • The maximum depth of Lake Balaton reaches to about 12 m in the Strait of Tihany separating the western and eastern bays of the lake.
  • The Zala River provides the largest inflow of water to Lake Balaton, and the canalised Sió is the only outflow.
  • Lake Balaton affects the local area precipitation. The area receives approximately 5–7 cm more precipitation than most of Hungary, resulting in more cloudy days and less extreme temperatures.
  • The average depth of Balaton 3.2 m.
  • The Cross-Balaton Swimming competition has been a tradition since 1987, with the participation of thousands of people swimming across the lake at a distance of 5.2 kilometres.
  • The average water temperature during the summer is 25 °C (77 °F), which makes bathing and swimming popular on the lake.
  • The ‘capital’ of the Lake Balaton is Siofok.
  • Lake Balaton 595 km2 surface area, It’s length is 78 km, the average width is 7.7 km and the average depth is 3.3 m.
Interesting Facts About Lake Balaton
Interesting Facts About Lake Balaton

10 Interesting Facts About Dunakeszi

Interesting Facts About Dunakeszi

Facts About Dunakeszi

  • Dunakeszi is 112 m above sea level.
  • Dunakeszi is twinned with: Cristuru Secuiesc, Romania; Casalgrande, Italy & Stary Sącz, Poland.
  • Dunakeszi total area is 31.06 km2.
  • Dunakeszi is a city in Pest county, Budapest metropolitan area, Hungary.
  • Dunakeszi Precipitation is about 551 mm, 21.7 inches per year.
  • The estimated population of Dunakeszi is 43,490, as of 2018.
  • Dunakeszi is located to the north of Budapest on the left bank of the Danube.
  • The average annual temperature is 11.0 °C / 51.7 °F in Dunakeszi.
  • The current mayor of Dunakeszi is Csaba Dióssi, as of 2020.
  • The Geographic Coordinates of Dunakeszi: 47.63030°N 19.14123°E.
Interesting Facts About Dunakeszi
Interesting Facts About Dunakeszi

10 Interesting Facts About Tatabánya

Interesting Facts About Tatabánya

Facts About Tatabánya

  • Tatabánya is a city in northwestern Hungary, in the Central Transdanubian region. It is the capital of Komárom-Esztergom County.
  • Archaeological findings prove that humans have been living here since the Stone Age.
  • Tatabánya was first mentioned in 1288.
  • Tatabánya is twinned with: Aalen, Germany; Będzin, Poland; Christchurch, United Kingdom; Fairfield, Connecticut; United States; Pyjterfolvo, Ukraine; Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania & Izhevsk, Russia.
  • The Estimated Population of Tatabánya is 65,849.
  • Founded in 1910, Tatabánya has a football team called FC Tatabánya.
  • Tatabánya is currently divided into the following 7 districts: Alsógalla, Sárberek, Újváros, Bánhida, Kertváros, Dózsakert, Felsőgalla & Óváros.
  • Tatabánya is 167 m above sea level.
  • One of Tatabánya’s most prominent residents is József Kiprich, formally known as “the Wizard from Tatabánya”.
  • Tatabánya maintains partnerships with the following towns: Arad, Romania; Hoogezand-Sappemeer, Netherlands; Nové Zámky, Slovakia; Saint-Ghislain, Belgium & Saint-Lô, France.
Interesting Facts About Tatabánya
Interesting Facts About Tatabánya

10 Interesting Facts About Dunaújváros

Interesting Facts About Dunaújváros

Facts About Dunaújváros

  • Dunaújváros is located in the Transdanubian part of the Great Hungarian Plain.
  • Geographic coordinates of Dunaújváros is 46°57′53″ N, 18°56′23″ E.
  • In 2020, Dunaújváros celebrated its 70th anniversary.
  • The city replaced the village of Dunapentele, named after Saint Pantaleon. The construction of this new industrial city started in 1949 and the original village was renamed Sztálinváros, “Stalin City”, in 1951. After the Hungarian revolution of 1956, the new government renamed the city the neutral Dunaújváros in 1961, which means “Danube New City”.
  • Dunaújváros is 146 m above sea level.
  • Dunaújváros is one of the newest cities in the country. It was built in the 1950s during the industrialization of the country.
  • Dunaújváros is twinned with Alchevsk, Ukraine; Elbasan, Albania; Giurgiu, Romania; İnegöl, Turkey; Linz,  Austria; Silistra, Bulgaria; Sremska, Serbia; Terni, Italy & Villejuif, France.
  • The Estimated Population of Dunaújváros is 44,640.
  • The current mayor of Dunaújváros is Pintér Tamás, as of 2020.
  • Dunaújváros is an industrial city in Fejér County, Central Hungary. The city is best known for its steelworks, which is the largest in the country.
Interesting Facts About Dunaújváros
Interesting Facts About Dunaújváros

10 Interesting Facts About Miskolc

Interesting Facts About Miskolc

Facts About Miskolc

  • Miskolc is a city in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry.
  • Miskolc is the fourth largest city in Hungary
  • Miskolc is the county capital of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and the regional centre of Northern Hungary.
  • The lowest areas are the banks of the river Sajó, with an altitude of 110–120 m. The area belongs to the Great Plain region and is made up of sedimentary rocks.
  • Miskolc has a total area of 236.68 km2.
  • Miskolc is known for the lowest measured temperature ever in Hungary with −35 °C (−31 °F).
  • The area has been inhabited since ancient times, archaeological findings date back to the Paleolithic, proving human presence for over 70,000 years.
  • The Estimated Population of Miskolc is 157,639.
  • Miskolc is twinned with Asan, South Korea; Aschaffenburg, Germany; Burgas, Bulgaria; Cleveland, United States; Katowice, Poland; Kayseri, Turkey; Košice, Slovakia; Ostrava, Czech Republic; Tampere, Finland & Yantai, China.
  • In 1724 Miskolc became the capital of the county.
Interesting Facts About Miskolc
Interesting Facts About Miskolc

20 Interesting Facts About Debrecen

Interesting Facts About Dunaújváros

Facts About Debrecen

  • Debrecen is Hungary’s second-largest city after Budapest.
  • Debrecen is the regional centre of the Northern Great Plain region and the seat of Hajdú-Bihar county.
  • Debrecen was the capital city of Hungary during the revolution in 1848–1849.
  • Debrecen is home to Tankcsapda, one of Hungary’s most successful rock bands.
  • Debrecen is located on the Great Hungarian Plain, 220 km east of Budapest. Situated nearby is the Hortobágy National Park.
  • Debrecen was the largest Hungarian city in the 18th century and it is one of the Hungarian people’s most important cultural centres
  • Debrecen served as the capital of Hungary by the end of World War II in 1944–1945.
  • The city is first documented in 1235, as Debrezun. The name derives from the Turkic word debresin, which means ‘live’ or ‘move’ and is also a male given name.
  • The Estimated Population of Debrecen is 202,520.
  • The settlement was established after the Hungarian conquest. Debrecen became more important after some of the small villages of the area were deserted due to the Mongol invasion of Europe.
  • The development of Debrecen is mainly financed by agricultural, health and educational enterprises. The city is the main centre of shopping centres in Eastern Hungary.
  • Debrecen, typically for its Central European location, has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb).
  • The Hungarian king named Louis I gave Debrecen and its citizens the rare right to elect their own town council and magistrate at the beginning of the 1360s.
  • Debrecen is home of the University of Debrecen.
  • The city’s most famous association football club is Debreceni VSC, which won the Nemzeti Bajnokság I seven times.
  • Hungary’s first steam-powered public city railway was set on its course in Debrecen in 1884. In 1911, it was replaced by the tram.
  • Debrecen is twinned with Brno, Czech Republic; Cattolica, Italy; Jyväskylä, Finland; Klaipėda, Lithuania; Limerick County, Ireland; Lublin, Poland; New Brunswick, United States; Oradea, Romania; Paderborn, Germany; Patras, Greece; Rishon LeZion, Israel; Saint Petersburg, Russia; Setúbal, Portugal; Shumen, Bulgaria; Syktyvkar, Russia; Taitung City, Taiwan; Toluca, Mexico & Tongliao, China.
  • The Geographic Coordinates of Debrecen: 47.52997°N 21.63916°E
  • The current mayor of Debrecen is Dr. László Papp.
  • In 1952, two new villages, Ebes and Nagyhegyes, were formed from former parts of Debrecen, while in 1981, the nearby village Józsa was annexed to the city.
Interesting Facts About Dunaújváros
Interesting Facts About Dunaújváros