Vasvár

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Coordinates: 47°02′53″N16°48′14″E / 47.04799°N 16.80389°E / 47.04799; 16.80389 Coordinates: 47°02′53″N16°48′14″E / 47.04799°N 16.80389°E / 47.04799; 16.80389
Country Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
County Vas
Area
  Total55.1 km2 (21.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2015) [1]
  Total4,266
  Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9800
Area code(s) 94

Vasvár (German : Eisenburg, Slovene : Železnograd, Latin: (formerly) Castrum Ferrum ), is a town in Vas County, Hungary.

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History

Vasvar in the Kingdom of Hungary in 1907 1907 Vasvar 3filler.jpg
Vasvár in the Kingdom of Hungary in 1907

While the Ottomans occupied most of central Europe, the region north of lake Balaton remained in the Kingdom of Hungary (1538–1867) (captaincy between Balaton and Drava). The town was the head of the EISENBURG comitat near 1850. [2] Until 1918, VASVÁR was part of the Austrian monarchy, province of Hungary; [3] in Transleithania after the compromise of 1867 in the Kingdom of Hungary.

During World War II, Vasvár was captured on 31 March 1945 by Soviet troops of the 3rd Ukrainian Front in the course of the Nagykanizsa–Körmend Offensive.

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References

  1. Gazetteer of Hungary, 1st January 2015 . Hungarian Central Statistical Office.
  2. Dictionnaire universel de M.N. BOUILLET, Paris, 1852 (in French).
  3. Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850-1864, by Edwin MUELLER, 1961.

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