10 Interesting Facts About Szombathely

Facts About Szombathely

Facts About Szombathely

  • The name Szombathely is from Hungarian szombat, “Saturday” and hely, “place”, referring to its status as a market town, and the medieval markets held on Saturday every week. Once a year during August they hold a carnival to remember the history of “Savaria”.
  • Szombathely is the oldest recorded city in Hungary. It was founded by the Romans in 45 AD under the name of Colonia Claudia Savariensum.
  • Szombathely is the administrative centre of Vas county in the west of the country, located near the border with Austria.
  • The city remained inhabited throughout the Middle Ages.
  • James Joyce wrote that the character Virág Rudolf, the father of Leopold Bloom, his Jewish Irish protagonist in Ulysses, was from Szombathely.
  • Szombathely is 209 m above sea level.
  • Szombathely is known as the birthplace of Saint Martin of Tours.
  • Szombathely is twinned with Ferrara, Italy; Hunedoara, Romania; Kaufbeuren, Germany; Kolding, Denmark; Kutaisi, Georgia; Lappeenranta, Finland; Lecco, Italy; Maribor, Slovenia; Tallinn, Estonia; Oberwart, Austria; Ramat Gan, Israel; Santiago do Cacém, Portugal; Trnava, Slovakia; Uzhorod, Ukraine; Yantai, China & Yoshkar-Ola, Russia.
  • Savaria appears in Total War: Attila as a Roman settlement in Pannonia.
Facts About Szombathely
Facts About Szombathely

10 Interesting Facts About Nyíregyháza

Facts About Nyíregyháza

Facts About Nyíregyháza

  • Nyíregyháza is located in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County in the northern Plain region.
  • The first written mentions of Nyíregyháza date back to 1209, although it was then called simply Nyír (‘birch’), after the Nyírség, the greater region in which the city lies.
  • Nyíregyháza is a city in northeastern Hungary and the county capital of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg.
  • Nyíregyháza is the seventh-largest city in Hungary and is the leading city of Northern Hungary and of the northern part of the Great Hungarian Plain (Alföld).
  • The Estimated Population of Nyíregyháza is 117,874.
  • Nyíregyháza is twinned with Baia Mare, Romania; Bielsko-Biała, Poland; Harbin, China; Iserlohn, Germany; Kajaani, Finland; Kiryat Motzkin, Israel; Prešov, Slovakia; Rzeszów, Poland; Satu Mare, Romania; St Albans, England, United Kingdom & Uzhhorod, Ukraine.
  • Nyíregyháza is the birthplace of Israeli artist Zeev Kun who was born here in 1930.
  • A monument in the memory of the holocaust victims was constructed in 2004.
  • Nyíregyháza is 116 m above sea level.
  • The Georgaphic Coordinates of Nyíregyháza: 47.95306°N 21.72713°E.
Facts About Nyíregyháza
Facts About Nyíregyháza

10 Interesting Facts About Békéscsaba

Facts About Békéscsaba

Facts About Békéscsaba

  • Békéscsaba is a city in Southeast Hungary, the capital of Békés County.
  • The area has been inhabited since ancient times. In the Iron Age, the area had been conquered by the Scythians, by the Celts, then by the Huns. After the Hungarian Conquest, there were many small villages in the area.
  • Békéscsaba is twinned with Beiuş, Romania; Mikkeli, Finland; Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania; Skoczów, Poland; Tarnowskie Góry, Poland; Trenčín, Slovakia; Uzhhorod, Ukraine; Wittenberg, Germany; Zrenjanin, Serbia; Penza, Russia & Salonta, Romania.
  • Mihály Munkácsy was a Hungarian painter, Mihály spent much of his childhood with his relative living in Békéscsaba.
  • On 1879, The Jókai Theatre of Békéscsaba opened and it was the first theatre of the Great Hungarian Plain.
  • The estimated population of Békéscsaba is 59,732.
  • The name Békéscsaba comes from two separate names, the Hungarian word ‘Békés’, which means peaceful and a popular Hungarian name, ‘Csaba’, which comes from Turkic origins. 
  • The Geographic Coordinates of Békéscsaba: 46.679°N 21.091°E
  • Békéscsaba is a long-established cultural centre for the large Slovak population.
  • During World War II, No battles were fought in the area of Békéscsaba, however, The British and American Air Force bombed the railway station and its surroundings, and On 6 October 1944, the Soviet army occupied Békéscsaba.
Facts About Békéscsaba
Facts About Békéscsaba

10 Interesting Facts About Kaposvár

Facts About Kaposvár

Facts About Kaposvár

  • The name of the city derives from the words “kapu” and “vár”, meaning gate and castle in Hungarian. So Kaposvár is the “Castle of gates”. Experts believe that it is possible that the city used to have many gates.
  • Kaposvár has special Partnerships with Cixi, China; Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Villach, Austria.
  • The city is enclosed by the gentle knolls of the subregion called Outer Somogy on the north and by the bluff downhill forests of the other subregion Zselic on the south.
  • Kaposvár received Market town status in 1558.
  • The name of the settlement appeared first in 1009 as “Kapos”, in Saint Stephen’s memorandum of association, which fixed the borders of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pécs.
  • Kaposvár is a city in the southwestern part of Hungary, south from the Lake Balaton.
  • Kaposvár is the most populous city in Somogy County and the second-most populous city in Southern Transdanubia after Pécs.
  • The Estimated Population of Kaposvár is 64,280.
  • Kaposvár is one of the “National City of Sport” in Hungary. The most popular sports in the city are football, volleyball and basketball.
  • Kaposvár is twinned with Koprivnica, Croatia; Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire, France; Rauma, Finland; Glinde, Germany; Schio, Italy; Darkhan, Mongolia; Miercurea Ciuc (Csíkszereda), Romania; Tver, Russia; Üsküdar–Istanbul, Turkey & Bath, England, United Kingdom.
Facts About Kaposvár
Facts About Kaposvár

10 Interesting Facts About Eger

Facts About Eger

Facts About Eger

  • Eger is the county seat of Heves and the second-largest city in Northern Hungar
  • The town is located on the Eger Stream, on the hills of the Bükk Mountains.
  • Eger has been inhabited since the Stone Age.
  • Eger elevation is 165 m above sea level.
  • Eger is twinned with: Dolný Kubín, Slovakia; Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic, Russia; Esslingen am Neckar, Germany; Gainesville, USA; Gheorgheni, Romania; Jericho, Palestine; Kutná Hora, Czech Republic; Mâcon, Burgundy, France; Pori, Finland; Przemyśl, Poland & Sarzana, Liguria, Italy.
  • The Geographic Coordinates of Eger: 47.89902°N 20.37470°E
  • Eger is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Eger, an ecclesiastical province of Hungary founded as a bishopric in 1009 and made a Metropolitan archdiocese in 1804, by Pope Pius VII.
  • Eger is an old Magyar tribal city with a bishopric founded in the 11th century.
  • The estimated population of Eger is 53,876.
  • The altitude of Eger: Latitude: 47.90319870 & Longitude: 20.37310770
Facts About Eger
Facts About Eger

10 Interesting Facts About Zalaegerszeg

Facts About Zalaegerszeg

Facts About Zalaegerszeg

  1. Zalaegerszeg lies on the banks of the Zala River, close to the Slovenian and Austrian borders
  2. The area was already inhabited in the Upper Paleolithic, according to archaeological findings.
  3. Zalaegerszeg is the administrative centre of Zala county in western Hungary.
  4. Zalaegerszeg hosted the 2004 European Women’s Handball Championship preliminary round, the 2005 UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship and the 2005 European Fencing Championships.
  5. Zalaegerszeg is twinned with Klagenfurt, Austria; Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Dobrich, Bulgaria; Varaždin, Croatia; Varkaus, Finland; Kusel, Germany; Marl, Germany; Gorizia, Italy; Krosno, Poland; Târgu Mureş, Romania; Surgut, Russia; Lendava, Slovenia & Kherson, Ukraine.
  6. Zalaegerszeg hosted the 1983 World Orienteering Championships.
  7. The Geographic Coordinates of Zalaegerszeg: 46.84538°N 16.84721°E.
  8. The Estimated population of Zalaegerszeg is 58 291.
  9. The first written mentions of the town areas Egerscug (1247) and Egerszeg (1293); the name means “alder-tree corner” and is probably a reference to the town’s situation in the angle where two rivers meet.
  10. On 31 May 1885 Zalaegerszeg became a town again, after losing its town status, In 1870.
Facts About Zalaegerszeg
Facts About Zalaegerszeg

10 Interesting Facts About Győr

Interesting Facts About Győr

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

10 Interesting Facts About Székesfehérvár

Interesting Facts About Székesfehérvár

Facts About Székesfehérvár

  • Székesfehérvár is a city in central Hungary and the country’s ninth-largest city.
  • Székesfehérvár is the regional capital of Central Transdanubia and the centre of Fejér county and Székesfehérvár District.
  • The place has been inhabited since the 5th century BC. In Roman times the settlements were called Gorsium and Herculia.
  • The geographic Coordinates of Székesfehérvár: 47.18877°N 18.41384°E
  • In 1703, Székesfehérvár regained the status of a free royal town.
  • Székesfehérvár was a royal residence and the capital of the Kingdom of Hungary.
  • Székesfehérvár is 118 m above sea level.
  • Historically the city has come under Ottoman and Habsburg control, and was known in many languages by translations of “white castle”
  • Székesfehérvár city area measures at 170.9 km²
  • The current mayor of Székesfehérvár is András Cser-Palkovics, as of 2020.


Interesting Facts About Székesfehérvár
Interesting Facts About Székesfehérvár

10 Interesting Facts About Pécs

Interesting Facts About Pécs

Facts About Pécs

  • Pécs has an informal friendship link with Peterborough, England.
  • In 2010, Pécs was selected to be the European Capital of Culture alongside Essen and Istanbul.
  • Pécs is located in the Carpathian Basin of Central Europe, in the centre of the southern Hungarian county of Baranya.
  • The Pécs motto is “The Borderless City”. After receiving the title major renewal started in the city.
  • Pécs is the administrative and economic centre of Baranya County.
  • Pécs is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pécs.
  • The earliest name for the territory was its Roman name of Sopianæ.
  • Pécs is twinned with Arad, Romania; Beyoğlu, Turkey; Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Fellbach, Germany; Graz, Austria; Kraków, Poland; Kütahya, Turkey; Lahti, Finland; Namur, Belgium; Novi Sad, Serbia; Olomouc, Czech Republic; Osijek, Croatia; Seattle, United States; Shiraz, Iran; Shkodër, Albania; Sliven, Bulgaria; Terracina, Italy; Tucson, United States; Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Zagreb, Croatia.
  • The University of Pécs was founded by Louis I of Hungary in 1367. It is the oldest university in Hungary and is among the first European universities.
  • The medieval city was first mentioned in 871 under the name Quinque Basilicae (“five cathedrals”.)
Interesting Facts About Pécs
Interesting Facts About Pécs

20 Interesting Facts About Budapest

Interesting Facts About Budapest

Facts About Budapest

  • Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary.
  • The Inventor of the famous Rubik’s Cube was born in Budapest, Erno Rubik born July 13, 1944, Budapest.
  • The tallest buildings in Budapest are the St. Stephens Basilica and the Parliament, both are 96 meters tall. No Building in Budapest can be taller than 96 meters, as this was the year Hungary was founded in 1896.
  • Budapest is the ninth-largest city in the European Union by Population within City Limits, with an estimated population of 1,752,286.
  • The central area of Budapest along the Danube River is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has several notable monuments, including the Hungarian Parliament and the Buda Castle.
  • The Inventor of the Biro pen was born in Budapest, László Bíró born 29 September 1899.
  • Budapest is the seat of the country’s national government.
  • Mean annual precipitation in Budapest is around 23.5 inches (596.9 mm).
  • The land area of Budapest is around 525 square kilometres or 203 square miles.
  • The history of Budapest began when an early Celtic settlement transformed into the Roman town of Aquincum, the capital of Lower Pannonia.
  • The city lies on the boundary between Zone 6 and Zone 7 in terms of the hardiness zone.
  • The unique piece of art in Budapest’s City Park depicting a 13th-century chronicler seems to have some miraculous powers. The legend has it that touching the pen of the Anonymus will bless you with great writing abilities.
  • Budapest’s Metro is the oldest in continental Europe, it has been in operation since 1896, Only London’s Metro is older. 
  • Within the Budapest borders you can find seven Islands on the Danube: Shipyard Island, Margaret Island, Csepel Island, Palotai-sziget, Népsziget, Háros-sziget, and Molnár-sziget.
  • The Geographic Coordinates of Budapest: 47°29′33″N 19°03′05″E
  • Beneath the city of Budapest lies a hidden subterranean world, a maze of over 200 caverns and tunnels. The caverns are the result of a large number of geothermal springs in the area from thermal activity.
  • The Parliament in Budapest is the third-largest in the world.
  • Budapest historical sister cities: New York City, USA; Fort Worth, USA; Shanghai, China; Beijing, China; Tehran, Iran; Nashik, India; Berlin, Germany; Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Bucharest, Romania; Lisbon, Portugal; Tel Aviv, Isreal; Zagreb, Croatia; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Florence, Italy. 
  • In Budapest, The Dohány Street Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Europe, was built in 1854 and finished in 1859.
  • The previously separate towns of Buda, Óbuda, and Pest were officially unified in 1873, and given the new name Budapest.
Interesting Facts About Budapest
Interesting Facts About Budapest