Fertőd is a town located in the Győr-Moson-Sopron county of Hungary, not far from Austria. Fertőd was formed when the towns of Eszterháza and Süttör were unified, in 1950.

Fertőd
Esterházy Palace
Gate of the Palace
Prince Nikolaus I statue
Descending, from top: Esterházy Palace, gate of the Palace, and statue of Prince Nikolaus I
Flag of Fertőd
Coat of arms of Fertőd
Fertőd is located in Hungary
Fertőd
Fertőd
Location of Fertőd
Coordinates: 47°37′07″N 16°52′53″E / 47.61866°N 16.88144°E / 47.61866; 16.88144Coordinates: 47°37′07″N 16°52′53″E / 47.61866°N 16.88144°E / 47.61866; 16.88144
Country Hungary
CountyGyőr-Moson-Sopron
DistrictSopron
Area
 • Total48.54 km2 (18.74 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total3,360
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9431
Area code(+36) 99
Websitewww.fertod.hu

It is the location of one of Hungary's best known palaces, Eszterháza, which was built in the 1760s by Prince Prince Nikolaus I Esterházy of the influential Esterházy family.

Prince Nikolaus IV Esterházy († 1920), his wife Margit († 1910), their son Anton († 1944) and other family members are buried in the Esterházy family cemetery in Fertőd, which is located in a small park around two kilometers northeast of the Eszterháza Palace (position: 47°38′08.1″N 16°53′04.8″E / 47.635583°N 16.884667°E / 47.635583; 16.884667 (Esterházy family cemetery, Fertőd)).

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Fertőd is twinned with:

 
The palace at night

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gazetteer of Hungary, 1st January 2015. Hungarian Central Statistical Office.

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