Göd

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Göd
Coat of arms of Göd
Coat of arms
Göd is located in Hungary
Göd
Göd
Location of Göd in Hungary
Coordinates: 47°41′38″N 19°08′32″E / 47.69397°N 19.14233°E / 47.69397; 19.14233
Country Hungary
Region Central Hungary
County Pest
Subregion Dunakeszi
Rank City
KSH code 23649[1]
Area[1]
 • Total 22.84 km2 (8.82 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 18,379
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2131
Area code +36 27
Website www.god.hu

Göd (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɡød]) is a small town in Pest County, Hungary.

Location[edit]

The town is located to the North East of Budapest.

Industry[edit]

Göd is famous for its thriving tourism. It has a thermal spa open almost 365 days a year with its water already declared as rich in minerals.

Next to the motorway 2/A (connecting Göd to Budapest), the result of an 80 million-dollar industrial investment is a Samsung SDI factory producing TV and monitor picture tubes (cathode ray tubes), and providing job opportunities for many inhabitants of Göd and other towns around.

Göd is the second town to the north of Budapest, and the first one without large socialist-era housing estates. That is, the green belt around Budapest starts with Göd in fact on the left side of the Danube River.

Infrastructure[edit]

Göd is connected to Budapest (via Dunakeszi, southbound) and to Vác (via Sződliget, northbound) by railway and public roads. On an average weekday, there are buses and trains every 30 minutes to both directions. Vác is 15 minutes by car and by train, and 25 minutes by bus. Western Railway Station (Budapest) is 30 minutes by train. Because of these benefits, Göd is sometimes categorized as a dormitory town, as many commuters seem to come home from the city only to sleep. Nevertheless, Göd has a vivid social life: civil organizations, churches, galleries, clubs, monthly newspaper, etc. that makes the town different from an average dormitory town.

Gallery[edit]

Famous people[edit]

The following famous people appear in the history of Göd:

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Göd is twinned with:

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