|Elevation||377 ft (115 m)|
In the year 97, the Roman legion Legio I Adiutrix campaigned in the area. The town was known as Brigetio to the Romans, and was the site of the death of Roman Emperor Valentinian I An important Roman military diploma was found in the town in the early twentieth century - it is now in the British Museum's collection. The town has one of the earliest records of conjoined twins - Helen and Judith.
During the Oil Campaign of World War II, the Szőny oil refinery was a strategic bombing target.
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