Vicus Teuto (in Latin)
Wudersch (in German)
Jerša / Erša / Vundeš (in Croatian)
|• Total||23.59 km2 (9.11 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,204/km2 (3,120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code||(+36) 23|
|Distance from Budapest||9.2 km (5.7 mi) Northeast|
The town lies among the Buda and Csiki hills and the Tétény plateau in the Budaörs-basin.
The first settlements of the area date from 3500 BC. Excavations near the Hosszúrét creek resulted in findings from the Bronze age (1900 to 800 BC). Before the Romans, the Celtic Eraviscus tribe occupied the area for about 100 years. Several villas have been recovered from the Roman times around Kamaraerdő.
The first written mention of Örs dates from 1236 when Béla IV, king of Hungary donated a church together with the St. Martin chapel to the Cistercians. Under the Turkish occupation during Ottoman rule the area was uninhabited and was resettled by Schwab peasants in the early 18th century by the countess Zsuzsanna Bercsényi.
Since then the town developed rapidly. While at the end of the 18th century only 1143 peasants lived here, in 40 years the number tripled. The World Wars affected the town badly; and after the war it was Budaörs where the Communist government begun forcing ethnic Germans to leave their homes.
- Jakob Bleyer Museum of Local History, a museum which chronicles the history of the German settlers in Budaors.
- Roman Catholic Church, a baroque church built between 1801-1810.
- Imre Ritter (born 1952), Hungarian German mathematician, auditor, tax consultant, politician
- József Seregi (born 1939), sculptor and ceramist
- Margit Vanek (born 1984), triathlete
- Georg Müller (1917 - 2004), Hungarian-born German agriculturalist
Twin towns – sister cities
Budaörs is twinned with:
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- Official website in Hungarian, English and German
- Street map (in Hungarian)
- Jakob Bleyer Museum of Local History website (in Hungarian) & (in German)
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