Siófok

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Siófok
Fuk (in Latin)
Fock (in German)
Town
Siófok main square
Siófok main square
Coat of arms of Siófok
Coat of arms
Official logo of Siófok
Logo
Nickname(s): Capital of Lake Balaton
Summer Capital of Hungary
Party Capital of Hungary
Siófok is located in Hungary
Siófok
Siófok
Location of Siófok
Siófok is located in Europe
Siófok
Siófok
Siófok (Europe)
Coordinates: 46°55′26″N 18°05′24″E / 46.92393°N 18.09012°E / 46.92393; 18.09012Coordinates: 46°55′26″N 18°05′24″E / 46.92393°N 18.09012°E / 46.92393; 18.09012
Country  Hungary
Region Southern Transdanubia
County Somogy
District Siófok
RC Diocese Kaposvár
Market town status 1865
Government
 • Mayor Dr Róbert Lengyel (Independent)
 • Deputy Mayor
 • Town Notary Dr Judit Kónyáné Zsarnovszky
Area
 • Total 124.66 km2 (48.13 sq mi)
Population (2017)
 • Total 25,468[1]
 • Rank 47th
Demonym(s) siófoki
Population by ethnicity[3]
 • Hungarians 77.6%
 • Germans 1.9%
 • Gypsies 1.7%
 • Romanians 0.2%
 • Serbs 0.1%
 • Slovaks 0.1%
 • Polish 0.1%
 • Ukrainians 0.1%
 • Others 0.8%
Population by religion[4]
 • Roman Catholic 39.9%
 • Greek Catholic 0.4%
 • Calvinists 7.7%
 • Lutherans 1.9%
 • Jews 0.1%
 • Other 1.0%
 • Non-religious 13.3%
 • Unknown 35.8%
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8600
Area code (+36) 84
Patron Saint Virgin Mary
Motorways M7
Distance from Budapest 104 km (65 mi) Northeast
Airport Siófok-Kiliti
NUTS 3 code HU232
MP Mihály Witzmann (Fidesz)
Website Siófok Online

Siófok (Latin: Fuk, German: Fock) is a town in Hungary on the southern bank of Lake Balaton in Somogy County and the seat of Siófok District. The town is one of Hungary's most popular holiday destinations, famous for its beaches and nightlife. Siófok is one of the richest municipalities of Hungary due to tourism. Hungarians often call the town "the capital of Lake Balaton", as it is the largest town on its shores and acts as the commercial and touristic hub of the region.

Geography[edit]

Siófok at sunset

In Siófok, the canal Sió flows out of the lake.

Climate[edit]

Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[5]

Climate data for Siófok
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2
(35)
3
(38)
9
(48)
14
(57)
20
(68)
23
(73)
25
(77)
24
(76)
21
(69)
14
(58)
7
(44)
3
(38)
14
(57)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0
(32)
1
(34)
6
(43)
11
(51)
16
(61)
19
(67)
21
(70)
21
(69)
17
(63)
11
(52)
5
(41)
2
(35)
11
(52)
Average low °C (°F) −2
(28)
−2
(29)
3
(37)
7
(45)
12
(54)
16
(60)
17
(63)
17
(62)
13
(56)
8
(46)
3
(37)
−1
(31)
8
(46)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 41
(1.6)
33
(1.3)
36
(1.4)
38
(1.5)
58
(2.3)
61
(2.4)
33
(1.3)
58
(2.3)
43
(1.7)
33
(1.3)
48
(1.9)
46
(1.8)
528
(20.8)
Source: Weatherbase [6]
Lake Balaton by Siófok
Siófok Borsodi beach

Economy[edit]

Although Siófok is known for its tourism and service sector there are some companies working in production. Several smaller firms and farmers are in the agricultural industry, especially in fruit production. The town's famous products are the Sió fruit juices in several tastes. Their producer is the Sió-Eckes company (part of the German Eckes).[7]

The Hungarian stationery producer SOMOGY REHAB[8], the Hungarian aluminium tent manufacturer Alutent[9], the Hungarian water supply infrastructure manufacturer Kristály[10], the Hungarian ready-mixed concrete producer TBG Interbeton[11] (part of the Mexican Cemex)[12] and the Hungarian plastic manufacturer Kaona[13] are all based in the town.

The Norwegian cabel producer Kongsberg Automotive[14] and the Hungarian gas transport infrastracture manufacturer OV Industries[15] have production facilities there.

Most of the companies can be found in the town's industrial park, Adria Ipari Park .[16]

Events[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Siófok is twinned with:

See also[edit]

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