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Veszprém
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Flag of Veszprém
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Coat of arms of Veszprém
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Country  Hungary
County Veszprém
Area
 • Total 126.93 km2 (49.01 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total 64,339
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8200
Area code(s) 88
Website http://www.veszprem.hu/

Veszprém (ˈvɛspreːm; German: Weißbrunn) is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights. The city is not far from Lake Balaton. about 15 km (9 mi). It is the administrative center of the county (comitatus or 'megye') of the same name.

Location

Veszprém lies on both sides of the Séd creek, approximately 110 km (68 mi) from Budapest (via the M7 highway and Road 8). It can also be reached from Győr via Road 82 and from Székesfehérvár via Road 8.

Population

1870: 14279
1880: 14726
1890: 14807
1900: 16223
1910: 16864
1920: 17513
1930: 19991
1941: 24025
1949: 20682
1960: 28222
1970: 40415
1980: 57249
1990: 63867
2001: 62851
2011: 64339

Ethnic groups (2001 census)

  • Hungarians - 94.7%
  • Germans - 1.7%
  • Others - 1%
  • No answer - 2.6%

Religions (2001 census)

Notable citizens

  • Marian Cozma
  • Tamás Kádár

Twin towns — Sister cities

Veszprém is twinned with:

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