Miskolc

 

Miskolc (Slovak and Czech Miškovec, German Mischkolz) is a county town in the northeastern part of Hungary, on the eastern slopes of the Bükk region. It is the capital and largest settlement of the Northern Hungary region. It is the seat of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county and the Miskolc district. A quarter of the county's population lives in Miskolc. The fourth most populous city in the country after Budapest, Debrecen and Szeged, together with the agglomeration after Budapest and Debrecen, is the third largest city in Hungary and the second largest in Hungary / Budapest after Budapest.

The area is one of the oldest inhabited areas in Europe, as evidenced by Paleolithic finds. Built at the confluence of different regions and along important trade routes, the settlement was already a trading town in the Middle Ages, and in 1365 it received city status from King Louis the Great. After the Turkish conquest, industry also started to develop.

Miskolc is one of the most important industrial centers in Hungary. In addition to the traditional heavy and food industries, modern electronics, automotive and chemical companies are now playing a significant role in the city’s economy. There are also several innovation clusters in the city.

Miskolc's ambition is to be the research and development center of the region, partly based on the scientific foundations of the local university with a long history, and partly based on the technical background of the already established large companies.

Since the change of regime, it has sought to strengthen its cultural and tourism role; In this respect, its main attractions include the Miskolctapolca Cave Bath, the Diósgyőr Castle, the Palace Hotel in Lillafüred and the Miskolc National Theater, as well as the Miskolc Zoo and Culture Park. As the leading city in the region, it also performs the corresponding functions; it is the economic, educational and cultural center of a university town, the county and its surroundings. Miskolc City Day: May 11.