Göd (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɡød]) is a small city in Pest County, Hungary.

Göd
Flag of Göd
Flag
Coat of arms of Göd
Coat of arms
Göd is located in Hungary
Göd
Göd
Location of Göd in Hungary
Coordinates: 47°41′38″N 19°08′32″E / 47.69397°N 19.14233°E / 47.69397; 19.14233
CountryHungary
RegionCentral Hungary
CountyPest
SubregionDunakeszi
RankCity
Area
 • Total22.84 km2 (8.82 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[3]
 • Total18,625[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2131
Area code+36 27
KSH code23649[4]
Websitewww.god.hu

LocationEdit

The city is located to the North East of Budapest.

EconomyEdit

Göd is famous for its thriving tourism. It has a thermal spa open almost 365 days a year with its water already declared as rich in minerals.

Next to the motorway 2/A (connecting Göd to Budapest) Göd is the second town to the north of Budapest, and the first one without large socialist-era housing estates. That is, the green belt around Budapest starts with Göd in fact on the left side of the Danube River.

Located in Göd, the Samsung SDI Hungary plant is one of Samsung SDI's triangle of advanced Lithium-ion automotive battery production facilities: another is in Ulsan, Korea, and the other is in Xian, China. The plant at Göd is not far from the Austria-based battery pack division of Magna Steyr which was acquired by Samsung SDI in 2015 for $120 million.[5][6][7][8] In 2016-2017, the Samsung SDI Ulsan plant trained several employees for the Samsung SDI Hungary plant.[9] The Ulsan plant had supplied the BMW i3, but the Samsung SDI Hungary plant will provide the BMW i3, i5, and X5 with advance Li-ion batteries.[10][11][12]

InfrastructureEdit

Göd is connected to Budapest (via Dunakeszi, southbound) and to Vác (via Sződliget, northbound) by railway and public roads. On an average weekday, there are buses and trains every 30 minutes to both directions. Vác is 15 minutes by car and by train, and 25 minutes by bus. Western Railway Station (Budapest) is 30 minutes by train. Because of these benefits, Göd is sometimes categorized as a dormitory town, as many commuters seem to come home from the city only to sleep. Nevertheless, Göd has a vivid social life: civil organizations, churches, galleries, clubs, monthly newspaper, etc. that makes the town different from an average dormitory town.

GalleryEdit

Famous peopleEdit

The following famous people appear in the history of Göd:

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Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Göd is twinned with:

SportEdit

The local sports and football team is Gödi SE.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Göd, KSH
  2. ^ Göd at the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (Hungarian).
  3. ^ Göd at the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (Hungarian). 1 January 2009;
  4. ^ Göd at the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (Hungarian).
  5. ^ "Samsung Plans to Install Battery Factory in Former Hungary Plant". dailynewshungary.com. March 24, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  6. ^ Jin, Hyunjoo (August 30, 2016). "UPDATE 1-Samsung SDI to build $358 mln car battery plant in Hungary by 2018". Reuters. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  7. ^ "Samsung SDI launches construction of its plant for battery production in Hungary". Samsung SDI. August 31, 2016. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  8. ^ "Press Release - Magna Announces Second Quarter and Year to Date Results". Magna International website. August 7, 2015. Retrieved May 16, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Very Special Korean Experience by Employees of Samsung SDI Hungary Office". Samsung SDI. February 10, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  10. ^ Jin, Hyunjoo (August 30, 2016). "Samsung SDI will build EV battery plant in Hungary". Automotive News Europe. Reuters. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  11. ^ "SB Limotive Starts Production of Lithium-Ion Cells". Energy Trend. November 11, 2011. Archived from the original on October 2, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  12. ^ Morris, Charles (March 9, 2015). "Sources say Samsung to provide battery packs for BMW X5". Charged. Yonhap. Retrieved May 15, 2017.

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