Sitke

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Location of Sitke
Coordinates: 47°14′34″N17°01′29″E / 47.24271°N 17.02470°E / 47.24271; 17.02470 Coordinates: 47°14′34″N17°01′29″E / 47.24271°N 17.02470°E / 47.24271; 17.02470
Country Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
County Vas
Area
  Total 27.2 km2 (10.5 sq mi)
Population (2004)
  Total 678
  Density 24.92/km2 (64.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9671
Area code(s) 95

Sitke is a village in Vas County, Hungary, 40 km from the county seat of Szombathely.

Vas County Counties of Hungary in Western Transdanubia

Vas is an administrative county in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary. The county is a part of the Centrope Project.

Hungary Country in Central Europe

Hungary is a country in Central Europe. Spanning 93,030 square kilometres (35,920 sq mi) in the Carpathian Basin, it borders Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, and Slovenia to the west. With about 10 million inhabitants, Hungary is a medium-sized member state of the European Union. The official language is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken Uralic language in the world. Hungary's capital and its largest city and metropolis is Budapest. Other major urban areas include Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Pécs and Győr.

Szombathely City with county rights in Western Transdanubia, Hungary

Szombathely is the 10th largest city in Hungary. It is the administrative centre of Vas county in the west of the country, located near the border with Austria. Szombathely lies by the streams Perint and Gyöngyös, where the Alpokalja mountains meet the Little Hungarian Plain. The oldest city in Hungary, it is known as the birthplace of Saint Martin of Tours.

The first written documents of Sitke are the records from 1251, but some Roman remains refer to an even earlier date of origin.

Sitke, castle from above Sitke legifoto.jpg
Sitke, castle from above

The manor of the Felsõbüki Nagy family was built on the slope near the settlement, originally in baroque style. Later, in 1851 it was rebuilt in romantic style.

After nationalization it would be a school for a long time, until in 1982 two families volunteered to have it renovated. It has been operating as a manor hotel since 1983.

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