Aerial photography: Devecser - Palace
|• Total||64.11 km2 (24.75 sq mi)|
|• Density||81.28/km2 (210.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
In the Middle Ages there were five villages in the area of today's Devecser: Devecser, Kisdevecser, Szék, Meggyes, and Patony. These villages expanded in the 12th and 13th century. There is an Esterházy castle in the town.
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While the Ottomans occupied most of central Europe, the region north of lake Balaton remained in the Kingdom of Hungary (1538–1867) (captaincy between Balaton and Drava). Until 1918, DEVECSER was part of the Austrian monarchy, province of Hungary; in Transleithania after the compromise of 1867 in the Kingdom of Hungary.
In October 2010, there was an industrial spill when a sludge reservoir at the Ajka aluminum plant burst its banks, killing at least four people and injuring more than 120.
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