Veresegyház

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Veresegyház
Aerial view
Aerial view
Coat of arms of Veresegyház
Coat of arms
Veresegyház is located in Hungary
Veresegyház
Veresegyház
Location of Veresegyház
Coordinates: 47°39′02″N 19°16′59″E / 47.65046°N 19.28299°E / 47.65046; 19.28299Coordinates: 47°39′02″N 19°16′59″E / 47.65046°N 19.28299°E / 47.65046; 19.28299
Country  Hungary
County Pest
Area
 • Total 28.56 km2 (11.03 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 16,892 Increase
 • Density 564.56/km2 (1,462.2/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2112
Area code(s) 28

Veresegyház is a town in Pest county, Hungary.

Location[edit]

This village first appeared as Vesereghatz in maps made by Hungarian clerk Lazarus Secretarius between 1510 and 1520. The town lies in the Gödöllő-Hills near Cserhát. The nearest neighbour is Szada.

Attractions[edit]

  • Roman Catholic Church: Built in 1777 by Christoph Anton Migazzi in the style of Louis XVI.
  • The parish buildings and monuments from the lake not far from the stone crosses, there are pedestals to Mary Magdalene and St. John the Evangelist.
  • Roman Catholic cemetery: in 1806 and 1849 with red marble headstones
  • Reformed Church: was built in 1786.
  • Bear and wolf shelters: On November 24 1998 Central Europe's only bear shelter was opened, covering 3.5 acres. There are wolves in the park as well.

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Veresegyház is twinned with:

Notable residents[edit]

Resources[edit]

  • Lajos Horváth: Veresegyház. Local history and village plans. Veresegyház, 1977. 251 p.

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