Körmend

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Körmend
Aerial view of the palace
Aerial view of the palace
Official seal of Körmend
Seal
Körmend is located in Hungary
Körmend
Körmend
Location of Körmend
Coordinates: 47°00′40″N 16°36′21″E / 47.01098°N 16.60575°E / 47.01098; 16.60575Coordinates: 47°00′40″N 16°36′21″E / 47.01098°N 16.60575°E / 47.01098; 16.60575
Country  Hungary
County Vas
Area
 • Total 52.79 km2 (20.38 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 12,379
 • Density 234.49/km2 (607.3/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9900
Area code(s) 94

Körmend (Slovene: Kermendin, Prekmurje Slovene: Karmadén, German: Kirment) is a town in Vas county (megye), Western Hungary.

Places of interest[edit]

The town is especially well known for its castle which used to belong to the Batthyány family, one of the most important aristocrat families of Hungary. Blessed Ladislaus Batthyány-Strattmann (1870–1931), a famous ophthalmologist who was beatified by the Catholic Church, lived in the castle with his family for nearly 10 years. He turned one of the wings of the castle into an ophthalmology clinic where he treated poor patients for free.

Today, the castle belongs to the Hungarian state.

Clubs[edit]

Alternative Student Pastime Club (ADI)

Notable people[edit]

Notable people who were born in Körmend:
Imre Sinkovits - actor of The Hungarian Nation
Péter Besenyei - aerobatic pilot

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Körmend is twinned with:

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