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Albertirsa is located in Hungary
Location of Albertirsa in Hungary

Albertirsa is located in Pest County
Location of Albertirsa in Pest County
Coordinates: 47°14′60″N 19°36′30″E / 47.25, 19.60833 lats>=60 (dms format) in {{Coord}}
Country  Hungary
Region Central Hungary Region
County Pest County
Subregion Cegléd
 • Mayor László Fazekas
 • Total 72.96 km2 (28.17 sq mi)
Elevation 126 m (413 ft)
Population (1 Jan. 2014)
 • Total 12,209
 • Density 170.18/km2 (440.8/sq mi)
Postal code 2730
Area code 23

Albertirsa (formerly Alberti-Irsa, Slovak: Irša) is a town in Pest County, Central Hungary Region, Hungary and the middle of the Great Hungarian Plain. Although it has got its town status in 2003, Albertirsa still has its village-scent that is so common for most of the settlements in the region.


Initially Albertirsa was two separate inhabitations: Alberti and Irsa, having joined in 1950.

  • 1277: King Ladislaus IV mentions the name of Alberti (as Alberth) tenure in one of his charters
  • 1368: The chapter of Buda mentions Irsa (from Slavic *jelsa) as an inhabitation
  • 1597: Both villages got emptied after the 1241 Mongol invasion and the Ottoman conquest in the 16th century
  • September 29, 1711: Local landlord András Váracskay brings settlers to populate the grassland of Alberti-Irsa. 24 chariots of Slovak settlers arrive to Alberti
  • 1714: Royal endowment letter grants the ownership of Alberti to Márton Szeleczky
  • 1719: András Irsay has one third of Irsa of Pest shire
  • 1731: Beginning of mandatory lecturing for commons in local landlord funded school
  • 1784: Descendants of Márton Szeleczky attain the rights for Alberti to hold markets. This right also grants the market town title.
  • September 1, 1847: First train arrives
  • 1848: Hundreds joining to the 1848 Revolution after the recruitment speech of Kossuth at Cegléd
  • 1924: Civil School of Irsa founded
  • September 6, 1950: The two villages Alberti and Irsa are joined under the name of Albertirsa by an ordinance of the Ministry for Home Affairs
  • 1979: Inauguration of Hungary's first 750 kV substation south of Albertirsa
  • 1995: Gerje-Party Association founded
  • 1996: Inauguration of the new flag and symbol during the millennium festival
  • July 1, 2003: town status granted to Albertirsa, which has 11547 inhabitants this time

Notable people[]

  • Moritz Goldstein, a chazzan of this town
    • Rosa (Róza) Csillag, Hungarian: Csillag Róza, exactly: Goldstein Róza; born October 23, 1832, Irsa, Hungary - February 20, 1892, Vienna, Austria), a 19th-century Hungarian female Jewish singer
  • Ádám Politzer (1835–1920), a Jewish Hungarian otologist
  • Andrea Hunter (Formerly Hering) (1975–Present), Vice President, Principle Accounting Officer- Encore Acquisition Company

Points of interest[]

Near Albertirsa, there is the only 750 kV-substation in Hungary. At it, the 750 kV-powerline from Zakhidnoukrainskaya in Ukraine ends. However this line is since 1995 out of service.

  • Szeleczky-Szapáry Castle (Hungarian: Szeleczky-Szapáry kastély) named after Szeleczky and Szapáry family
  • Synagogue of Irsa

Twin cities and towns[]

Albertirsa is twinned:

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