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

10 Interesting Facts About Buda Castle

Interesting Facts About Buda Castle

Facts About Buda Castle

  • The first royal residence on the Castle Hill was built by King Béla IV of Hungary between 1247 and 1265.
  • The ceiling of the Habsburg Room was decorated with a fresco representing the apotheosis of the Habsburg Dynasty. It was the last important work of Károly Lotz, painted in 1903, one year before his death.
  • Postage stamps depicting the castle were issued by Hungary on 26 March 1926, on 1 June 1967 &  on 30 April 1986.
  • Buda Castle is the historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest.
  • Buda Castle was first completed in 1265, but the massive Baroque palace today occupying most of the site was built between 1749 and 1769.
  • Buda Castle now houses the Hungarian National Gallery and The Budapest History Museum.
  • Buda Castle is a part of the Budapest World Heritage Site, since 1987.
  • The castle courtyard was used as the setting for Katy Perry’s 2010 music video, ‘Firework’.
  • The original Royal Palace was ruined during WWII, it was rebuilt in a simplified Stalin Baroque style during the Kádár era.
  • During the Ottoman era, the extensive cave system was utilized by the hunters to store tigers and Hungarian mountain bears.
Interesting Facts About Buda Castle
Interesting Facts About Buda Castle

10 Hungarian Parliament Building Facts

Hungarian Parliament Building Facts

Hungarian Parliament Building Facts

  • The Hungarian Parliament Building was also known as the Parliament of Budapest after its location, is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, a notable landmark of Hungary, and a popular tourist destination in Budapest.
  • Hungarian Parliament Building is situated on Kossuth Square in the Pest side of the city, on the eastern bank of the Danube.
  • Hungarian Parliament Building was designed by Hungarian architect Imre Steindl in neo-Gothic style and opened in 1902.
  • Hungarian Parliament Building has been the largest building in Hungary since its completion
  • The building features on more than 50 postage stamps issued by Hungary during 1917–1921.
  • The architect of the building went blind before its completion.
  • The total floor space is nearly 18,000 sq m and is divided into four storeys.
  • The red carpet that runs throughout the building is nearly 3 kilometres long.
  • The Holy Crown of Hungary, which is also depicted in the coat of arms of Hungary, has been displayed in the central hall since 2000.
  • One of the famous parts of the building is the hendecagonal central hall, with huge chambers adjoining it: the Lower House and the Upper House.
Hungarian Parliament Building Facts
Hungarian Parliament Building Facts




10 Interesting Facts About Szeged

Interesting Facts About Szeged

Facts About Szeged

  • Szeged is the third-largest city of Hungary, the largest city and regional centre of the Southern Great Plain and the county seat of Csongrád-Csanád county.
  • The University of Szeged is one of the most distinguished universities in Hungary.
  • The Szeged Open Air Festival, first held in 1931, is one of the main attractions, held every summer and celebrated as the Day of the City on 21 May.
  • The name Szeged might come from an old Hungarian word for ‘corner’ (szeg), pointing to the turn of the river Tisza that flows through the city. Others say it derives from the Hungarian word sziget which means ‘island’.
  • Szeged and its area have been inhabited since ancient times. Ptolemy mentions the oldest known name of the city: Partiscum.
  • The name Szeged was first mentioned in 1183, in a document of King Béla III.
  • Szeged is one of the centres of the food industry in Hungary.
  • Szeged was the last seat of the revolutionary government in July 1849. The Habsburg rulers punished the leaders of the town, but later Szeged began to prosper again; the railway reached it in 1854, and the town got its free royal town status back in 1860.
  • Szeged is twinned with Cambridge, England, United Kingdom; Darmstadt, Germany; Kotor, Montenegro; Larnaca, Cyprus; Liège, Belgium; Łódź, Poland; Nice, France; Odessa, Ukraine; Parma, Italy; Pula, Croatia; Rakhiv, Ukraine; Subotica, Serbia; Târgu Mureș, Romania; Timișoara, Romania; Toledo, United States; Turku, Finland & Weinan, China.
  • Szeged lies on the banks of Tisza river. The western side is generally referred to as “Szeged”, while the newer eastern side is called “Új-szeged” (“New Szeged”).
Interesting Facts About Szeged
Interesting Facts About Szeged

10 Interesting Facts About Sopron

Facts About Sopron

Facts About Sopron

  • Sopron is a city in Hungary on the Austrian border, near Lake Neusiedl/Lake Fertő.
  • Sopron is twinned with Bad Wimpfen, Germany; Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia; Bolzano, Italy; Eilat, Israel; Eisenstadt, Austria; Kazuno, Japan; Kempten, Germany; Mediaș, Romania; Rorschach, Switzerland; Seinäjoki, Finland & Sparta, Greece.
  • The estimated population of Sopron is 62,246.
  • Sopron’s economy immensely benefits from the European Union.
  • The architecture of the old section of the town reflects its long history; walls and foundations from the Roman Empire are still common, together with a wealth of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque structures, often artistically decorated, showing centuries of stability and prosperity.
  • In 1153, it was mentioned as an important town.
  • The Geographic Coordinates of Sopron: 47.68489°N 16.58305°E.
  • The Sopron Basin and the hills and highlands around it have been inhabited since the VIth century B.C.
  • Sopron is known as the “Dental Capital of the World”, having over 300 dental clinics. 
  • Sopron is a significant wine-producing region, one of the few in Hungary to make both red and white wines.
Facts About Sopron
Facts About Sopron