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Facts About Debrecen
Debrecen is Hungary’s second-largest city after Budapest.
Debrecen is the regional centre of the Northern Great Plain region and the seat of Hajdú-Bihar county.
Debrecen was the capital city of Hungary during the revolution in 1848–1849.
Debrecen is home to Tankcsapda, one of Hungary’s most successful rock bands.
Debrecen is located on the Great Hungarian Plain, 220 km east of Budapest. Situated nearby is the Hortobágy National Park.
Debrecen was the largest Hungarian city in the 18th century and it is one of the Hungarian people’s most important cultural centres
Debrecen served as the capital of Hungary by the end of World War II in 1944–1945.
The city is first documented in 1235, as Debrezun. The name derives from the Turkic word debresin, which means ‘live’ or ‘move’ and is also a male given name.
The Estimated Population of Debrecen is 202,520.
The settlement was established after the Hungarian conquest. Debrecen became more important after some of the small villages of the area were deserted due to the Mongol invasion of Europe.
The development of Debrecen is mainly financed by agricultural, health and educational enterprises. The city is the main centre of shopping centres in Eastern Hungary.
Debrecen, typically for its Central European location, has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb).
The Hungarian king named Louis I gave Debrecen and its citizens the rare right to elect their own town council and magistrate at the beginning of the 1360s.
Debrecen is home of the University of Debrecen.
The city’s most famous association football club is Debreceni VSC, which won the Nemzeti Bajnokság I seven times.
Hungary’s first steam-powered public city railway was set on its course in Debrecen in 1884. In 1911, it was replaced by the tram.
Debrecen is twinned with Brno, Czech Republic; Cattolica, Italy; Jyväskylä, Finland; Klaipėda, Lithuania; Limerick County, Ireland; Lublin, Poland; New Brunswick, United States; Oradea, Romania; Paderborn, Germany; Patras, Greece; Rishon LeZion, Israel; Saint Petersburg, Russia; Setúbal, Portugal; Shumen, Bulgaria; Syktyvkar, Russia; Taitung City, Taiwan; Toluca, Mexico & Tongliao, China.
The Geographic Coordinates of Debrecen: 47.52997°N 21.63916°E
The current mayor of Debrecen is Dr. László Papp.
In 1952, two new villages, Ebes and Nagyhegyes, were formed from former parts of Debrecen, while in 1981, the nearby village Józsa was annexed to the city.