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Facts About Győr
In the 17th century, Győr became a fortified stronghold against the Turks, and it was chartered as a free royal town in 1743.
Győr is the most important city of northwest Hungary, the capital of Győr-Moson-Sopron County and Western Transdanubia region.
Győr is the sixth-largest city in Hungary, and one of its seven main regional centres.
The Geographic Coordinates of Győr: 47.6842°N 17.6344°E
The area along the Danube River has been inhabited by varying cultures since ancient times.
Győr is 108 m above sea level.
Győr is twinned with Brașov, Romania; Colmar, France; Erfurt, Germany; Ingolstadt, Germany; Kuopio, Finland; Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; Nof HaGalil, Israel; Poznań, Poland; Sindelfingen, Germany & Wuhan, China.
The estimated population of Győr is 129,435.
The Danube River propelled Győr city’s economy in the 19th century, as steamship trade appeared in Europe.
In 1989 Győr won the European award for the protection of monuments.