|• Mayor||Fazekas László|
|• Total||72.96 km2 (28.17 sq mi)|
(1 January 2015)
|• Density||170/km2 (430/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code||(+36) 53|
Albertirsa (formerly Alberti-Irsa, Slovak: Irša) is a town in Ceglédi kistérség, Pest megye, and the middle of the Great Hungarian Plain. Although it has got its town status in 2003, it still has its village-scent that is so common for most of the inhabitations in the region.
Initially Albertirsa was two separate inhabitations: Alberti and Irsa, having joined in 1950.
- 1277: King Ladislaus IV mentions the name of Alberti (as Alberth) tenure in one of his charters
- 1368: The chapter of Buda mentions Irsa (from Slavic *jelsa) as an inhabitation
- 1597: Both villages got emptied after the 1241 Mongol invasion and the Ottoman conquest in the 16th century
- September 29, 1711: Local landlord András Váracskay brings settlers to populate the grassland of Alberti-Irsa. 24 chariots of Slovak settlers arrive to Alberti
- 1714: Royal endowment letter grants the ownership of Alberti to Márton Szeleczky
- 1719: András Irsay has one third of Irsa of Pest shire
- 1731: Beginning of mandatory lecturing for commons in local landlord funded school
- 1784: Descendants of Márton Szeleczky attain the rights for Alberti to hold markets. This right also grants the market town title.
- September 1, 1847: First train arrives
- 1848: Hundreds joining to the 1848 Revolution after the recruitment speech of Kossuth at Cegléd
- 1924: Civil School of Irsa founded
- September 6, 1950: The two villages Alberti and Irsa are joined under the name of Albertirsa by an ordinance of the Ministry for Home Affairs
- 1979: Inauguration of Hungary's first 750 kV substation south of Albertirsa
- 1995: Gerje-Party Association founded
- 1996: Inauguration of the new flag and symbol during the millennium festival
- July 1, 2003: town status granted to Albertirsa, which has 11547 inhabitants this time
- Róza Csillag (1832–1892), female Jewish singer
- Ádám Politzer (1835–1920), a Jewish otologist
- Barbara Palvin (born 1993), model
Points of interest
Near Albertirsa, there is the only 750 kV-substation in Hungary. At it, the 750 kV-powerline from Zakhidnoukrainska in Ukraine ends.
- Szeleczky-Szapáry Castle (Hungarian: Szeleczky-Szapáry kastély) named after Szeleczky and Szapáry family
- Synagogue of Irsa
- Albertirsai Strand A healthy place full of pools and kid areas like slides and paddling pool also different tempeture and health pools people usually bottle some on the water to take home and bathe in.
Twin cities and towns
Albertirsa is twinned:
- "Who is Barbara Palvin and why is she the new it girl?". Glamour México.
this it girl is originally from Albertirsa, Hungary
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