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Körmend

Körmend
Aerial view of the palace
Aerial view of the palace
Official seal of Körmend
Seal
Körmend is located in Hungary
Körmend
Körmend
Location of Körmend
Coordinates:
Country  Hungary
County Vas
Area
 • Total 52.79 km2 (20.38 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 12,379
 • Density 234.49/km2 (607.3/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9900
Area code(s) 94

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

Places of interest

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.

Clubs

Alternative Student Pastime Club (ADI)

Notable people

Notable people who were born in Körmend:
Imre Sinkovits - actor of The Hungarian Nation
Péter Besenyei - aerobatic pilot

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Körmend is twinned with:

External links

  • Street map of Körmend
  • Körmend in wiki.utikonyvem.hu

Sport

  • Körmendi DMTE Női Kézilabda
  • Kosárlabda Körmend


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