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  1. Esztergom

  2. Esztergom in 1664 Esztergom • First ruins of human life 18000 B.C. • Roman town: Solva • Capital of medievial Hungarian Kingdom (oldest Hungarian town). • XV. century: Important renaissance city • Ottoman Empire – castle in the western border.

  3. Esztergom basilica • 1822 – 69 byJózsef Hild • Largest church in Hungary (18th in the world) • Height of dome: 71.5 m • Classicist style building

  4. Watertown • Built on the banks of the Danube • Turkish rondellas, fortress walls and baths

  5. Renaissance, baroque and classicist town • Royal palace and castle • Primate's Palace 1880 – 82 • Cristian Museum • Watertown Parish Church • Baroque Calvary

  6. International relations • Sister cities: • Espoo, Finland, since 1974 • Štúrovo, Slovakia, since 1991 • Bamberg, Germany, since 1992 • Cambrai, France, since 1992 • Ehingen, Germany, since 1992 • Maintal, Germany, since 1993 • Gniezno, Poland, since 1994 • Mariazell, Austria, since 2002 • Canterbury, United Kingdom, since 2004

  7. Basic data • County Komárom-Esztergom • Established around 972 • Capital of Hungary 972-1249 • Government • - Mayor Éva Tétényi (independent) (2010-) • Area • - Total 100.35 km2 (38.7 sq mi) • Population (2009) • - Total 30,928 • - Density 308.2/km2 (798.2/sq mi) • Time zone CET (UTC+1) • - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2) • Postal code 2500-2509 • Area code(s) 33 • Website www.esztergom.hu

  8. Bridge • Important traffic point: • Bridge Maria Valeria connects Hungary to Slovakia • Originally inaugurated in 1895, rebuilt in 2001 supported by the EU

  9. Interesting.... • Spectacular night view of the Basilica • Suzuki plant - „our car” • The Basilica dominates the 10000 HUF banknote

  10. Good bye! • Thanks for your attention!