Budaörs

Budaörs (German: Wudersch, Croatian: Jerša, Erša or Vundeš) is a town in Pest county, Budapest metropolitan area, Hungary.

Budaörs

Vicus Teuto (in Latin)
Wudersch (in German)
Jerša / Erša / Vundeš (in Croatian)
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Flag of Budaörs
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Coat of arms of Budaörs
Coat of arms
Budaörs is located in Hungary
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Location of Budaörs
Budaörs is located in Europe
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Budaörs (Europe)
Coordinates: 47°27′39″N 18°57′29″E / 47.46072°N 18.95798°E / 47.46072; 18.95798Coordinates: 47°27′39″N 18°57′29″E / 47.46072°N 18.95798°E / 47.46072; 18.95798
Country Hungary
CountyPest
DistrictBudakeszi
Government
 • MayorTamás Wittinghoff (Independent)
Area
 • Total23.59 km2 (9.11 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total28,394[1]
 • Density1,204/km2 (3,120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2040
Area code(+36) 23
MotorwaysM1
Distance from Budapest9.2 km (5.7 mi) Northeast
Websitewww.budaors.hu

LocationEdit

A suburb of Budapest, the town lies among the Buda and Csiki hills and the Tétény plateau in the Budaörs-basin. The dramatic Törökugrató hill (Türkensprung in German) rises above the town.

HistoryEdit

The first settlements of the area date from 3500 BC. Excavations near the Hosszúrét creek resulted in findings from the Bronze Age (1900 to 800 BC). Before the Romans, the Celtic Eraviscus tribe occupied the area for about 100 years. Several villas have been recovered from the Roman times around Kamaraerdő.

Little is known of the early history of the settlement after the Hungarian conquest. The name originates from the name of one of the Kabar tribes that joined the Hungarians.

The first written mention of Örs dates from 1236 when Béla IV, king of Hungary donated a church together with the St. Martin chapel to the Cistercians. Under the Turkish occupation during Ottoman rule the area was uninhabited and was resettled by Schwab peasants in the early 18th century by the countess Zsuzsanna Bercsényi.

Since then the town developed rapidly. While at the end of the 18th century only 1143 peasants lived here, in 40 years the number tripled. World War I affected the town badly, and it was the scene of a short fight between Hungarian royalists and the government in the Battle of Budaörs on 23–24 October 1921. After World War II, it was at Budaörs where the Communist government begun forcing ethnic Germans to leave their homes.

As of 2009, Budaörs had a population of 26,400.[2]

Visitor attractionsEdit

Notable residentsEdit

See alsoEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Budaörs is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Hungary, 1st January" (PDF). www.ksh.hu. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ Official website (in Hungarian)

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