Ózd (Hungarian: [oːzd]) is a town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, 40 km (25 mi) from the county seat of Miskolc. Ózd is the second largest city in the county.

Ózd
Aerial view
Aerial view
Flag of Ózd
Flag
Coat of arms of Ózd
Coat of arms
Ózd is located in Hungary
Ózd
Ózd
Ózd is located in Europe
Ózd
Ózd
Coordinates: 48°13′N 20°18′E / 48.217°N 20.300°E / 48.217; 20.300
Country Hungary
CountyBorsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
DistrictÓzd
Area
 • Total91.56 km2 (35.35 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total32,827[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
3600
Area code(+36) 48
Websitewww.ozd.hu

HistoryEdit

 
Ózd
 
Saint Nicholas Church

The area has been inhabited since ancient times. The village of Ózd was first mentioned in 1272. The modern city came into being with the unification of the towns Ózd, Bolyok and Sajóvárkony during the socialist era of Hungary, when the northern part of the country was developed into a centre of heavy industry. Ózd has a large Roma population of 1,025 persons. Ózd is one of the poorest towns in Hungary.

SportEdit

The most popular sport in Ózd is football. Ózd's most successful football team was the Ózdi Kohász SE which played in the Nemzeti Bajnokság I, the top level league in Hungary. [2] However, the club dissolved in 2003.

International relationsEdit

Twin towns – Sister citiesEdit

Ózd is twinned with:

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Óza, KSH
  2. ^ "Hungarian League 1961-62". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.com. 29 May 2015.

Coordinates: 48°13′N 20°18′E / 48.217°N 20.300°E / 48.217; 20.300