Devecser

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Devecser
Aerial photography: Devecser - Palace
Aerial photography: Devecser - Palace
Flag of Devecser
Flag
Coat of arms of Devecser
Coat of arms
Devecser is located in Hungary
Devecser
Devecser
Location of Devecser in Hungary
Coordinates: 47°06′22″N 17°26′14″E / 47.1061°N 17.4372°E / 47.1061; 17.4372Coordinates: 47°06′22″N 17°26′14″E / 47.1061°N 17.4372°E / 47.1061; 17.4372
CountryHungary
RegionCentral Transdanubia
CountyVeszprém
DistrictDevecser
Area
 • Total64.11 km2 (24.75 sq mi)
Population
 • Total4,330
 • Density68/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Urban
2,015
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8460
Area code+36 88
Websitehttps://www.devecser.hu/

Devecser (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈdɛvɛt͡ʃɛr]) is a town in Veszprém County, Hungary.

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.

History[edit]

Devecser in the Kingdom in 1917 war times

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;[3] in Transleithania after the compromise of 1867 in the Kingdom of Hungary.

During World War II, Devecser was captured by Soviet troops of the 3rd Ukrainian Front on 26 March 1945 in the course of the Vienna Offensive.

Industrial accident[edit]

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.[4] A part of the town had to be erased due to the soil contamination, leading to the removal of some houses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Devecser at the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (Hungarian).
  2. ^ Gazetteer of Hungary, 1st January 2015. Hungarian Central Statistical Office.
  3. ^ Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850-1864, by Edwin MUELLER, 1961.
  4. ^ Dempsey, Judy (5 October 2010). "Industrial Sludge Floods Hungarian Towns". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 October 2010.

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