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Székesfehérvár

City with county rights in Central Transdanubia, Hungary / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Székesfehérvár (Hungarian: [ˈseːkɛʃfɛheːrvaːr] ; German: Stuhlweißenburg [ʃtuːlˈvaɪsn̩bʊʁk] ; Latin: Alba Regia; Croatian: Stolni Biograd; Slovak: Stoličný Belehrad), known colloquially as Fehérvár (lit.'white castle'), is a city in central Hungary, and the country's ninth-largest city. It is the regional capital of Central Transdanubia, and the centre of Fejér County and Székesfehérvár District. The area is an important rail and road junction between Lake Balaton and Lake Velence.

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Zichy House
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Aunt Kati statue
Árpád Spa
Episcopal Palace
Csók István Gallery and Vörösmarty Mihály Library
From the top, left to right: Hungarian Royal Hotel, Cathedral of Székesfehérvár, Aunt Kati statue, Árpád Spa, Episcopal Palace, and Csók István Gallery and Vörösmarty Mihály Library
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Nickname(s): 
Fehérvár
Hungarian Crowning City
City of Kings
City of Churches
Székesfehérvár is located in Fejér County
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Székesfehérvár is located in Hungary
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Coordinates: 47.18877°N 18.41384°E / 47.18877; 18.41384
CountryFlag_of_Hungary.svg Hungary
RegionCentral Transdanubia
CountyFejér
DistrictSzékesfehérvár
Established972
City status972
Government
  MayorAndrás Cser-Palkovics (Fidesz-KDNP)
  Deputy MayorÉva Brájer (Fidesz-KDNP)
Tamás Égi (Fidesz-KDNP)
Péter Róth (Fidesz-KDNP)
Attila Mészáros (Fidesz-KDNP)
  Town NotaryDr Viktor Bóka
Area
  City with county rights170.89 km2 (65.98 sq mi)
Elevation
118 m (387 ft)
Population
 (2014)
  City with county rights97,617[1]
  Rank9th
  Density571.23/km2 (1,479.5/sq mi)
  Urban
272,474 (9th)[2]
Demonym(s)székesfehérvári, fehérvári
Population by ethnicity
  Hungarians85.0%
  Germans1.3%
  Roma0.8%
  Romanians0.1%
  Serbs0.1%
  Slovaks0.1%
  Croats0.1%
  Polish0.1%
  Ukrainians0.1%
Population by religion
  Roman Catholic35.0%
  Greek Catholic0.3%
  Calvinists8.2%
  Lutherans1.4%
  Other1.6%
  Non-religious21.9%
  Unknown31.7%
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8000 to 8019
Area code(+36) 22
MotorwaysM7
NUTS 3 codeHU211
Distance from Budapest64.2 km (39.9 mi) Southwest
International airportsSzékesfehérvár
MPTamás Vargha (Fidesz-KDNP)
Gábor Törő (Fidesz-KDNP)
Websitewww.szekesfehervar.hu
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Székesfehérvár, a royal residence (székhely),[3] as capital of the Kingdom of Hungary, held a central role in the Middle Ages. As required by the Doctrine of the Holy Crown, the first kings of Hungary were crowned and buried here.[4] Significant trade routes led to the Balkans and Italy, and to Buda and Vienna. Historically the city has come under Ottoman and Habsburg control, and was known in many languages by translations of "white castle" – Croatian: Biograd, Slovak: Belehrad, etc.

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