Budaörs

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Budaörs
Budaörs
Budaörs
Coat of arms of Budaörs
Coat of arms
Budaörs is located in Hungary
Budaörs
Budaörs
Location of Budaörs
Coordinates: 47°27′39″N 18°57′29″E / 47.46072°N 18.95798°E / 47.46072; 18.95798Coordinates: 47°27′39″N 18°57′29″E / 47.46072°N 18.95798°E / 47.46072; 18.95798
Country  Hungary
County Pest
Area
 • Total 23.59 km2 (9.11 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 27,004
 • Density 1,067.01/km2 (2,763.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2040
Area code(s) 23

Budaörs (German: Wudersch, Croatian: Jerša, Erša or Vundeš) is a town in Pest county, Budapest metropolitan area, Hungary.

Location[edit]

The town lies among the Buda and Csiki hills and the Tétény plateau in the Budaörs-basin.

History[edit]

The first settlements of the area date from 3500 BC. Excavations near the Hosszúrét creek resulted in findings from the Bronze age (1900 to 800 BC). Before the Romans, the Celtic Eraviscus tribe occupied the area for about 100 years. Several villas have been recovered from the Roman times around Kamaraerdő.

Little is known of the early history of the settlement after the Hungarian conquest. The name originates from the name of one of the Kabar tribes that joined the Hungarians.

The first written mention of Örs dates from 1236 when Béla IV, king of Hungary donated a church together with the St. Martin chapel to the Cistercians. Under the Turkish occupation during Ottoman rule the area was uninhabited and was resettled by Schwab peasants in the early 18th century by the countess Zsuzsanna Bercsényi.

Since then the town developed rapidly. While at the end of the 18th century only 1143 peasants lived here, in 40 years the number tripled. The World Wars affected the town badly; and after the war it was Budaörs where the Communist government begun forcing ethnic Germans to leave their homes.

As of 2009, Budaörs had a population of 26,400.[1]

Visitor attractions[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Budaörs is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website (Hungarian)

External links[edit]