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Veresegyház
—  Town (Város)  —
Aerial view of Veresegyház

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Location of Pest County in Hungary



Veresegyház is located in Hungary
Veresegyház
Location of Veresegyház in Hungary



Veresegyház is located in Pest County
Veresegyház
Location of Veresegyház in Pest County
Coordinates: 47°39′26″N 19°17′06″E / 47.65722, 19.285
Country  Hungary
Region Central Hungary
County Pest
Subregion Gödöllő
Government
 • Mayor Béla Pásztor (Ind.Wp globe tiny.gif)
Area
 • Total 28.56 km2 (11.03 sq mi)
Elevation 163 m (535 ft)
Population (1-1-2014)
 • Total 16 670
 • Density 564.57/km2 (1,462.2/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2112
Dialing code 28
Website http://www.veresegyhaz.hu/

Veresegyház is a town in Pest County, Central Hungary Region in Hungary.


Location[]

This village first appeared as Vesereghatz in maps made by Hungarian clerk Lazarus Secretarius between 1510 and 1520. The town lies in the Gödöllő-Hills near Cserhát. The nearest neighbour is Szada.

Attractions[]

  • Roman Catholic Church: Built in 1777 by Christoph Anton Migazzi in the style of Louis XVI.
  • The parish buildings and monuments from the lake not far from the stone crosses, there are pedestals to Mary Magdalene and St. John the Evangelist.
  • Roman Catholic cemetery: in 1806 and 1849 with red marble headstones
  • Reformed Church: was built in 1786.
  • Bear and wolf shelters: On November 24 1998 Central Europe's only bear shelter was opened, covering 3.5 acres. There are wolves in the park as well.

Twin towns — Sister cities[]

Veresegyház is twinned with:

  • Germany Schneeberg, Germany
  • Romania Atia, Romania
  • Slovakia Šarovce, Slovakia
  • Israel Giv'at Shmuel, Israel
  • Slovakia Pastovce, Slovakia

Notable residents[]

  • Zoltán Bánföldi, former Hungarian footballer
  • József Darányi, Hungarian athlete
  • Zoltán Téglás, American-born Hungarian singer, songwriter and producer

Resources[]

  • Lajos Horváth: Veresegyház. Local history and village plans. Veresegyház, 1977. 251 p.

External links[]

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