Körmend

Körmend (Slovene: Kermendin, Prekmurje Slovene: Karmadén, German: Kirment) is a town in Vas county , Western Hungary.

Körmend
Aerial view of the palace
Aerial view of the palace
Flag of Körmend
Coat of arms of Körmend
Körmend is located in Hungary
Körmend
Körmend
Location of Körmend
Coordinates: 47°00′40″N 16°36′21″E / 47.01098°N 16.60575°E / 47.01098; 16.60575Coordinates: 47°00′40″N 16°36′21″E / 47.01098°N 16.60575°E / 47.01098; 16.60575
Country Hungary
CountyVas
DistrictKörmend
Area
 • Total52.79 km2 (20.38 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total12,379
 • Density230/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9900
Area code(+36) 94
Websitewww.kormend.hu

Places of interestEdit

The town is especially well known for its castle which used to belong to the Batthyány family, one of the most important aristocrat families of Hungary. Blessed Ladislaus Batthyány-Strattmann (1870–1931), a famous ophthalmologist who was beatified by the Catholic Church, lived in the castle with his family for nearly 10 years. He turned one of the wings of the castle into an ophthalmology clinic where he treated poor patients for free.

Today, the castle belongs to the Hungarian state.

SportEdit

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Körmend is twinned with:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Testvérvárosok". kormend.hu (in Hungarian). Körmend. Retrieved 2021-04-10.

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