10 Interesting Facts About Sopron

Facts About Sopron

Facts About Sopron

  • Sopron is a city in Hungary on the Austrian border, near Lake Neusiedl/Lake Fertő.
  • Sopron is twinned with Bad Wimpfen, Germany; Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia; Bolzano, Italy; Eilat, Israel; Eisenstadt, Austria; Kazuno, Japan; Kempten, Germany; Mediaș, Romania; Rorschach, Switzerland; Seinäjoki, Finland & Sparta, Greece.
  • The estimated population of Sopron is 62,246.
  • Sopron’s economy immensely benefits from the European Union.
  • The architecture of the old section of the town reflects its long history; walls and foundations from the Roman Empire are still common, together with a wealth of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque structures, often artistically decorated, showing centuries of stability and prosperity.
  • In 1153, it was mentioned as an important town.
  • The Geographic Coordinates of Sopron: 47.68489°N 16.58305°E.
  • The Sopron Basin and the hills and highlands around it have been inhabited since the VIth century B.C.
  • Sopron is known as the “Dental Capital of the World”, having over 300 dental clinics. 
  • Sopron is a significant wine-producing region, one of the few in Hungary to make both red and white wines.
Facts About Sopron
Facts About Sopron