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Pilis
Slovak: Piliš
—  Town/Város  —
Beleznay mansion in Pilis

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Location of Pest County in Hungary



Pilis is located in Hungary
Pilis
Location of Pilis in Hungary



Pilis is located in Pest County
Pilis
Location of Pilis in Pest County
Coordinates: 47°17′09″N 19°32′49″E / 47.28583, 19.54694
Country  Hungary
Region Central Hungary
County Pest
Subregion Monor
First mentioned 1326
Government
 • Mayor Gábor Csabáné Simó (Monor)
Area
 • Total 47.30 km2 (18.26 sq mi)
Elevation 139 m (456 ft)
Population (1 Jan 2015)
 • Total 11 489
 • Density 242.22/km2 (627.3/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2721
Area code 29
Website http://www.pilis.hu/

Pilis (Slovak: Piliš) is a town in Pest County, Central Hungary Region, Hungary.

History[]

It was inhabited in prehistoric times, but it was abandoned at the end of the Roman rule. The town was then first mentioned in 1326. It was destroyed during the Ottoman rule in the 16th century, and was reestablished only in 1711, by János Beleznay, the local landlord. He brought Slovak settlers from Upper Hungary, and built a palace in 1717 for himself and his family. The Beleznay family sold the town and its surroundings in the 19th century to the Nyári family, who renamed the palace to "Beleznay-Nyári palace".

However the ethnic composition of the town changed during the centuries, there is still a sizable Slovak minority which has its own local government, which is responsible of keeping the Slovak traditions and memories of Pilis.

Notable residents[]

  • Pál Csernai (1932 - 2013), football player and manager
  • Tibor Csernai (1938 - 2012), football player and brother of Pál

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