Ózd

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For the Romanian village of Ozd, see Bichiş.
Ózd
Town
Aerial view
Aerial view
Coat of arms of Ózd
Coat of arms
Ózd is located in Hungary
Ózd
Ózd
Coordinates: 48°13′N 20°18′E / 48.217°N 20.300°E / 48.217; 20.300
Country  Hungary
County Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
Area
 • Total 91.56 km2 (35.35 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 35,621
 • Density 397.3/km2 (1,029/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3600
Area code(s) 48

Ózd is a town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, 40 km (25 mi) from the county seat of Miskolc. Ózd is the second largest city in the region.

History[edit]

The area has been inhabited since ancient times. The village of Ózd was first mentioned in 1272. The modern city came into being with the unification of the towns Ózd, Bolyok and Sajóvárkony during the socialist era of Hungary, when the northern part of the country was developed into a centre of heavy industry. Ózd has a large Roma population of 1,025 persons.

Sport[edit]

The most popular sport in Ózd is football. Ózd's most successful football team was the Ózdi Kohász SE which played in the Nemzeti Bajnokság I, the top level league in Hungary. [1] However, the club dissolved in 2003.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Ózd is twinned with:

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Coordinates: 48°13′N 20°18′E / 48.217°N 20.300°E / 48.217; 20.300