Kőszegszerdahely

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Kőszegszerdahely
Kőszegszerdahely is located in Hungary
Kőszegszerdahely
Kőszegszerdahely
Location of Kőszegszerdahely
Coordinates: 47°20′23″N 16°31′00″E / 47.33982°N 16.51668°E / 47.33982; 16.51668Coordinates: 47°20′23″N 16°31′00″E / 47.33982°N 16.51668°E / 47.33982; 16.51668
Country Hungary
CountyVas
Area
 • Total7.37 km2 (2.85 sq mi)
Population
(2004)
 • Total507
 • Density68.79/km2 (178.2/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9725
Area code(s)94

Kőszegszerdahely is a village in Vas county, in the district of Kőszeg, 5 km-s from the Hungarian-Austrian border (Bozsok-Rohonc border crossing).

Location[edit]

Kőszegszerdahely is located in western Hungary. Neighboring settlements: Bozsok, Velem, Cák, Kőszegdoroszló and Perenye.

Transport[edit]

Roads[edit]

The village is the center of the local road network of Kőszeghegyalja (Kőszeg Foothills), which is connected to the Szombathely-Kőszeg secondary main road (Main Road 87).

Distance from airports[edit]

Country Capital/Other settlement Distance (km)[1] Airport Distance (km)[1] Time[1]
Distance from certain capital and their airports:
Slovakia Bratislava 136 Airport Bratislava 146 2 h 54 m
Hungary Budapest 238 Liszt Ferenc Nk. Repülőtér 257 4 h 31 m
Croatia Zagreb 210 Zračna luka Zagreb 236 3 h 49 m
Slovenian Ljubljana 283 Aerodom Ljubljana 285 4 h 24 m
Austria Wien 118 Flughafen Wien-Schwechat 119 2 h 30 m
Distance from other airports:
Hungary Győr 103 Győr-Pér 130 2 h 37 m
Hungary Sármellék 102 Hévíz-Balaton Airport 114 2 h 45 m
Austria Graz 107 Flughafen Graz 110 1 h 47 m

Population[edit]

20th Century[edit]

From 1990[edit]

History[edit]

There was a market place in the place of the village already before the Mongol invasion. In the Middle Ages, villages belonged to a castle or a lordship.

Year(s) Castle or lordship where it be longed Squire(s) Event Antecedent Hungarian King
1279 Saint Vid Castle Kőszegi (earlier: Németújvári), Miklós Sharing on estate Death of Henrik Kőszegi (earlier: Németújvári) in 1274 IV. László (Arpad dynasty)
after 1291 Lordship of Rohonc Destruction of Saint Vid Castle The peace treaty of Hainburg in 1291 austrian Duke Albrecht I and hungarian King András III III. András (Arpad dynasty)
1374 Lordship of Rohonc Rohonci family (descedents of Miklós Németújvári) I. Lajos (Anjou)
1404 Lordship of Rohonc Garai family Grant László Nápolyi's performance and expulsion from the country in 1402-1403 Zsigmond (Luxemburg dynasty)
1445 I. Frigyes german emperor occupied Kőszeg and Rohonc German Occupation Hungarian defeat against the Turks in the Battle of Varna in 1444 V. László (Habsburg)
1477 Lordship of Rohonc Pesnitzer, Ulrik King Matthias's Austrian campaign Habsburg-Jagello Alliance against hungarian King. (1476) I. Mátyás (Hunyadi)
after 1477 Bozsok and Szerdahely Bornemissza, János Grant The removal of Bozsok and Szerdahely from the lordship of Rohonc I. Mátyás (Hunyadi)
from 1526 Bozsok and Szerdahely Sibrik family Grant Death of János Bornemissza (1526, Castle of Bratislava) I. Ferdinand (Habsburg)
1616-1848 partly Bozsok and Szerdahely Sibrik family
1616-1848 partly lordship of Rohonc Batthyány family Purchase Gábor Sibrik in Turkish captivity II. Mátyás (Habsburg)

In 1532, Turkish troops besieging Kőszeg together with the other villages in the area burned down Kőszegszerdahely. The inhabitants of the villages fled to the Castle of Kőszeg and, together with the citizens of Kőszeg, led by Captain Miklós Jurisich, stopped the Turks.

Sights[edit]

All Saints Church[edit]

All Saints Church

Etnographic Exhibition[edit]

A part of the Etnographic Exhibition.

Wine cellars[edit]

Ereszténymajor[edit]

Here is a 120 years old Cedrus atlantica.

Famous people[edit]

  • Lakner, Tamás. Conductor, gitarist, music teacher, leader of the Szélkiáltó band.
  • Seregély, István. Archbishop. From 1974 to 1981 was priest in Kőszegszerdahely.
  • Jagodics, Zoltán. Five times a member of the hungarian national football team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Michelin, Slovénie, Croatie, Bosnie-Herzégovine, Serbie, Monténégro, Macédoine, Cartes et guides n°736, Michelin, Zellik, Belgium, 2007, ISBN 978-2-06-712627-5

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