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.
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.
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.
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.
Zalaegerszeg lies on the banks of the Zala River, close to the Slovenian and Austrian borders
The area was already inhabited in the Upper Paleolithic, according to archaeological findings.
Zalaegerszeg is the administrative centre of Zala county in western Hungary.
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.
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.
Zalaegerszeg hosted the 1983 World Orienteering Championships.
The Geographic Coordinates of Zalaegerszeg: 46.84538°N 16.84721°E.
The Estimated population of Zalaegerszeg is 58 291.
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.
On 31 May 1885 Zalaegerszeg became a town again, after losing its town status, In 1870.
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.