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Encyclopedia > Visegrád
Visegrád
County Pest
Area 33,27 km²
Population
  • 1654
  • 50 /km²
Postal code 2025
Area code 26

Visegrád is one of the cities in Hungary having a long and rich history. Visegrád is small city, located in Pest county, north of Budapest on the right bank of the Danube, in the Danube Bend. At Visegrád, there is an extremely rich archeological site. Hungary is subdivided administratively into 40 regions. ... The primary meaning of pest is an animal which has characteristics which people regard as being injurious or harmful. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre ( U.S. spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... In the most common sense of the word, a population is the collection of people—or organisms of a particular species—living in a given geographic area. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... A postal code is a series of letters and/or digits appended to a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... The Republic of Hungary (Magyar Köztársaság) or Hungary (Magyarország) is a landlocked country in Central Europe, bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. ... A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... See Budapest (band) for the British melancholic post-grunge band. ... For other uses of Danube, see Danube (disambiguation). ...


History

Visegrád was first mentioned in 1009 as a county town and chief town of archdeaconry. King Charles I of Hungary made Visegrád the capital of Hungary. In 1335, Charles I of Hungary hosted a two-month congress of kings, held at Visegrád. Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor also king of Hungary moved the capitol to Buda, then Matthias Corvinus of Hungary made Visegrád a co-capital again. King Mathias erected a beautiful palace here in Renaissance style. Visegrád lost importance when the medieval Hungarian state fell into three pieces as a consequence of the Ottoman Turkish occupation. Events February 14: First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg. ... Charles I of Hungary (Anjou France 1288 or 1291 - Hungary July 16, 1342), also called Charles Robert, Carobert and Charles I Robert, was the king of Hungary from August 27, 1310. ... In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Events Abu Said dies and the Ilkhan khanate ends Slavery abolished in Sweden Charles I of Hungary allies with Poland against the Hapsburgs and Bohemians Carinthia and Carniola come under Habsburg rule. ... Sigismund (February 14/15, 1368 - December 9, 1437) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1433 to 1437. ... Buda is the western part of Budapest on the bank of the Danube. ... Matthias Corvinus (Mátyás in Hungarian), (February 23, 1443 (?) - April 6, 1490) was one of the greatest Kings of Hungary, ruling between 1458 and 1490. ... By Region: Italian Renaissance Northern Renaissance -French Renaissance -German Renaissance -English Renaissance The Renaissance was a great cultural movement which brought about a period of scientific revolution and artistic transformation, at the dawn of modern European history. ... Ottoman Turkish is the variant of the Turkish language which was used as the administrative and literary language of the Ottoman Empire, containing extensive borrowings from Arabic and Persian and written in Arabic script. ...


In 1991, the leading politicians of Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland met here to form a periodical forum between these countries. (Hence the name of the Visegrád group). The Republic of Hungary (Magyar Köztársaság) or Hungary (Magyarország) is a landlocked country in Central Europe, bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. ... Czechoslovakia (Czech: Československo, Slovak: Česko-Slovensko/before 1990 Československo) was a country in Central Europe that existed from 1918 until 1992 (except for the World War II period). ... The Republic of Poland, a democratic country with a population of 38,626,349 and area of 312,685 km², is located in Central Europe, between Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania and... Political map in 2004 The Visegrád group (also called the Visegrád 4 or V4) is an alliance of four Central European states: Poland Czech Republic Slovakia Hungary Historically, the Visegrád group originated in 1335, when the Czech, the Polish and the Hungarian king held a meeting in...


Visegrád was granted town status in 2000.


Monuments

  • Solomon Tower (13. century; museum)
  • Ruins of castle walls and Citadel (13. century)
  • Palace of Matthias Corvinus of Hungary

External Link

  • Visegrád home page (http://www.visegrad.hu/)

 
 

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