|• Total||22.84 km2 (8.82 sq mi)|
|• Density||800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code||+36 27|
The town is located to the North East of Budapest.
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.
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.
The following famous people appear in the history of Göd:
- Eugene Wigner – physicist, Nobel-prize winner;
- Tivadar Huzella – biologist, cancer researcher, founder of the Biology Research Centre of Göd;
- László Németh – writer;
- Fülöp Beck Ö – sculptor;
- Gabriella Lakatos – ballet-dancer;
- Kálmán Latabár – actor;
- Mór Kóczán – sportsman, athlete (javelin throw), Olympic bronze medalist, Hungarian champion;
- Zoltán Kammerer – sportsman (kayak), World Champion, European Champion, Olympic Gold winner;
- Colonel Miklós Nemeskéri Kiss – hero of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848;
- Gábor Koncz – actor;
- László Arany – poet (son of János Arany)