Maglód

Maglód is a town in Pest County, Budapest metropolitan area, Hungary.

Maglód
The Lutheran Church of Maglód
The Lutheran Church of Maglód
Flag of Maglód
Flag
Coat of arms of Maglód
Coat of arms
Maglód is located in Hungary
Maglód
Maglód
Location of Maglód
Coordinates: 47°26′38″N 19°21′09″E / 47.44388°N 19.35261°E / 47.44388; 19.35261Coordinates: 47°26′38″N 19°21′09″E / 47.44388°N 19.35261°E / 47.44388; 19.35261
Country Hungary
CountyPest
DistrictVecsés
Area
 • Total22.37 km2 (8.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total10,872
 • Density463.97/km2 (1,201.7/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2234
Area code(+36) 29
Websitewww.maglod.hu

HistoryEdit

The name of Maglód was first mentioned in about 1200 by Anonymus in his narrative, according to which the grandfathers of the seventh leader of the conquest, Tétény (hu), were Gyula and Zombor, from whom the inhabitants of Maglód descend.[2]

In the 14th century Maglód was the property of the Kátai and Bodonyi families. During the period of Ottoman Hungary and during Rákóczi's War of Independence, the village was depopulated. The town was reinstated after 1710, with its new inhabitants composed mainly of Slovakian serfs from Nógrád. In the 18th century, the Fáy (hu) and Ráday (hu) families owned the village.

On 1 July 2007 the village was given the status of town.

Notable peopleEdit

TransportationEdit

Maglód can be reached by bus or train.

DemographicsEdit

  • The ethnic composition of the population: 98% Hungarian, 1.5% Slovak, 0.5% other (Gypsy, German, Romanian) [3]
  • Religious composition of the population: Catholic 43%, Evangelical 18%, Reformed 13%, Other or Unknown 26%
  • With secondary education: 33% of the population
  • With higher education: 7.8% (2001)

SightsEdit

  • Petőfi statue
  • Trianon monument

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Maglód is twinned with:[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Györffy, György (1983). István király és műve (in Hungarian). Budapest: Gondolat. ISBN 963-281-221-2.
  2. ^ The identities of Gyula and Zombor are uncertain. According to historian György Györffy, they can be identified as Gyula II and Gyula III (aka Zombor) respectively.[1]
  3. ^ "Története". Archived from the original on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Testvértelepülések". maglod.hu (in Hungarian). Maglód. Retrieved 2021-04-10.

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