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

5 Interesting Pidurutalagala Facts

Interesting Pidurutalagala Facts

Pidurutalagala Facts

  1. Pidurutalagala is situated North-North-East from the town of Nuwara Eliya and is easily visible from most areas of the Central Province.
  2. In 1 March 2010, a small wildfire broke out over the mountain’s forest cover. The fire destroyed 3 acres of forest.
  3. The peak is currently designated as an “Ultra-high security zone”, and is protected by a large military base; the peak is strictly off-limits to the general public.
  4. Pidurutalagala or Mount Pedro in English is an ultra prominent peak and the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka.
  5. The Geographic Coordinates of Pidurutalagala: 7°0′3″N 80°46′26″E.
Interesting Pidurutalagala Facts
Interesting Pidurutalagala Facts

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

20 Interesting Facts About Sri Lanka

Interesting Facts About Sri Lanka

Facts About Sri Lanka

  • The culture of Sri Lanka is influenced primarily by Buddhism and Hinduism.
  • Sri Lanka was the first country in the world to democratically elect a woman as the head of government.
  • Sri Lanka used to be called Ceylon which is the transliteration of Ceilao.
  • Sri Lanka’s documented history spans 3,000 years, with evidence of prehistoric human settlements dating back at least 125,000 years.
  • Sri Lanka is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean southwest of the Bay of Bengal and southeast of the Arabian Sea.
  • A sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha, brought from India in the 4th century CE, is still preserved in the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.
  • Sri Lanka only covers an area of 25,332 mi².
  • Sri Lanka has over 123 species of mammals, 227 species of birds, 178 species of reptiles, 122 species of amphibians, and many other animal species.
  • Sri Lanka is still a leading exporter of the world’s cinnamon.
  • Sri Lankans have a life expectancy of 77.9 years at birth, which is 10% higher than the world average.
  • Sri Lanka has been called “the pearl of the Indian ocean” because of its shape and location. It is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait.
  • Sri Lanka has a literacy rate of 92 per cent, which means they have the highest literacy rate in South Asia and one of the highest rates throughout Asia.
  • Volleyball is the national sport of Sri Lanka.
  • Sri Lanka was first colonized by the Portuguese in 1505, then by the Dutch in 1658, then by the British in 1796 and finally gained independence in 1948.
  • Sri Lankans have won two medals at Olympic Games: one silver, by Duncan White at 1948 London Olympics for men’s 400 metres hurdles; and one silver by Susanthika Jayasinghe at 2000 Sydney Olympics for women’s 200 metres.
  • The oldest tree planted by the human being rather than by natural seeding is in Anuradhapura, one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka. It is a sacred fig or bo-tree aged 2,300 years old and called Sri Maha Bodhiya. The tree was planted in 288 BC.
  • Sri Lanka has roughly 21,670,000 people and an annual population growth rate of 1.14%.
  • Sri Lanka is the largest exporter of tea in the world, and grow black tea, green tea and white tea.
  • Adam’s Peak is the most sacred mountain in Sri Lanka.
  • The Flag of Sri Lanka, also known as Lion Flag, is considered one of the world’s oldest, dating back to 162 BC.

 

Interesting Facts About Sri Lanka
Interesting Facts About Sri Lanka

 

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 Galle Dutch Fort Facts

Galle Dutch Fort Facts

Galle Dutch Fort Facts

  • The fort, originally built by the Portuguese in the 16th century to defend Galle, was an earthen structure with palisades covering the northern inland side with a rampart and three bastions.
  • The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population.
  • The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the “Ramparts of Galle”, withstood the Boxing Day tsunami which damaged part of coastal area Galle town.
  • Galle’s earliest historical existence is traced to Ptolemy’s world map of 125–150 AD when it was a busy port, trading with Greece, Arab countries, China and others.
  • Galle Dutch Fort covers an area of 52 hectares (130 acres).
  • The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of “an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.”
  • Galle Dutch Fort Geographic Coordinates 6.025833°N 80.2175°E
  • The British took over the fort on 23 February 1796, one week after Colombo was captured. Sri Lanka remained a British colony formally from 1815 till it became an independent island nation in 1948.
  • The fortress is completed with 14 bastions.
  • The Oriental Hotel inside Fort which was built in 1694, was a building constructed for the use of Dutch Governor and his officials.
Galle Dutch Fort Facts
Galle Dutch Fort Facts

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

7 Interesting Nine Arches Bridge Facts

Nine Arches Bridge Facts

Nine Arches Bridge Facts

  • The Nine Arch Bridge also called the Bridge in the Sky, is a viaduct bridge in Sri Lanka.
  • Nine Arch Bridge Total length is 300 ft.
  • The designer of the viaduct was Harold Cuthbert Marwood of Railway Construction Department of Ceylon Government Railway.
  • The construction of the bridge is generally attributed to a local Ceylonese builder, P. K. Appuhami, in consultation with British engineers.
  • Nine Arch Bridge is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country.
  • The Nine Arch Bridge in Ella is on the Demodara loop and spans 91 meters at a height of 24m.
  • The 1923 report titled “Construction of a Concrete Railway Viaduct in Ceylon” published by the Engineering Association of Ceylon has details of all the records including the plans and drawings.
Nine Arches Bridge Facts
Nine Arches Bridge Facts

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