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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A little about Dunaújváros

From Wikipedia:

(Danube River)

Country: Hungary
County: Fejér
- Total 52.66 km2 (20.3 sq mi)
Population (2008)
- Total 49,183
- Density 935/km2 (2,421.6/sq mi)

Dunaújváros is one of the newest cities in Hungary. It was built in the 1950s along the Danube River next to an already existing village, Dunapentele, during the Industrial Revolution. It was to be the site of the largest iron and steel plants in the country. It was originally named Sztálinváros after the Soviet leader Stalin. In 1956, construction was slowed by an earthquake, a flood, and late in the year, the Hungarian Revolution. On November 26, 1961, after Stalin's death, the city's name was changed to Dunaújváros, or "New City upon Danube". Today, the city is one of Hungary's boomtowns.

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