Devecser

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Devecser
Aerial photography: Devecser - Palace
Aerial photography: Devecser - Palace
Coat of arms of Devecser
Coat of arms
Devecser is located in Hungary
Devecser
Devecser
Location of Devecser
Coordinates: 47°06′23″N 17°26′14″E / 47.10637°N 17.43726°E / 47.10637; 17.43726Coordinates: 47°06′23″N 17°26′14″E / 47.10637°N 17.43726°E / 47.10637; 17.43726
Country  Hungary
County Veszprém
Area
 • Total 64.11 km2 (24.75 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,211
 • Density 81.28/km2 (210.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8460
Area code(s) 88

Devecser (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈdɛvɛtʃɛɾ]) is a town in Veszprém state, Hungary.

In the Middle Ages there were five villages in the area of today's Devecser: Devecser, Kisdevecser, Szék, Meggyes, and Patony. These villages expanded in the 12th and 13th century. There is an Esterházy castle in the town.

History[edit]

Devecser in the Kingdom in 1917 war times

While the Ottomans occupied most of central Europe, the region north of lake Balaton remained in the Kingdom of Hungary (1538–1867) (captaincy between Balaton and Drava). Until 1918, DEVECSER was part of the Austrian monarchy, province of Hungary;[1] in Transleithania after the compromise of 1867 in the Kingdom of Hungary.


Industrial accident[edit]

In October 2010, there was an industrial spill when a sludge reservoir at the Ajka aluminum plant burst its banks, killing at least four people and injuring more than 120.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850-1864, by Edwin MUELLER, 1961.
  2. ^ Dempsey, Judy (5 October 2010). "Industrial Sludge Floods Hungarian Towns". New York Times. Retrieved 5 October 2010.