Diósd

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Diósd
Orasch
Country  Hungary
County Pest
Area
 • Total 5.75 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 7,889
 • Density 1,006/km2 (2,610/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2049
Area code(s) 23

Diósd (German: Orasch), Hungary is a small town located between the larger cities of Budapest and Érd in the Budapest metropolitan area, Pest County. It's best found by travelling on road number 7 (earlier road number 70),(also known as Balatoni út to locals), which crosses the commune. The motorway M0 runs at the very edge of Diósd.

Though many residents commute to work to the capital city Budapest, the largest employers in the town are a manufacturing plant, named New MGM Zrt., that produces ball bearings and tapered roller bearing for worldwide OEM customers and dealers, an Interspar grocery store, and the International Christian School of Budapest[1], a school that serves missionary families, expatriates, and Hungarians.

Thanks to the presence of ICSB, the town has an international (mostly German and American population.

Diósd is also known in German by the name Orasch. The reason for this phenomenon is that after the Turkish invasion, the area was fully uninhabited. Swabians arrived from Southern Germany to repopulate the town and they were in majority there until the end of the second world war, when many of the Swabes were chased away.

Diósd was first mentioned in 1417, under king Sigismund

At the beginning of 20th century was part of the Fejér county.

Nowadays many old, Swabian peasant houses can be seen in the town and there is, among others, a Museum for Radio and Television.

Since 1989, Diósd works in tight partnership with the German town Alsbach-Hähnlein in Hesse.

Sights of the village[edit]

  • Museum for Radio and Television
  • Church of St. Gellért
  • Country House
  • Chapel of St. Gellért (1772)
  • Statue of Nepomuki St. János (18th century)
  • Statue of St. Flórián (1852)
  • Monument for the deads of the world War I. (1993)
  • Friednships Monument and the Friendships Well

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Coordinates: 47°24′15″N 18°56′45″E / 47.40417°N 18.94583°E / 47.40417; 18.94583