City Profile

Veszprém is a county town located in the Central Transdanubian region, lying on the Bakony Hills and surrounding the Séd Brook. It is the seat of Veszprém County a historical town, the town of the Hungarian Queens. Veszprém is an important educational centre and university town and also a regional administrative centre.

The city can be reach from Budapest is on highway M7 and afterwards from Székesfehérvár on freeway E8 – wich is to become a double two-lane road in its full length soon. From Győr, it is accesible on road 82, from Szombathely on road E8. Veszprém can be accessed with all types of vehicles. Its railway station and bus station have both recently been renovated and offer international traffic connections.

Housing 3 institutions of higher education, 19 institutions of secondary education and 11 institutions of public education, its educational infrastructure is outstanding. Its most significant institution of higher education is Pannon University.

The most important economic sectors are the machine, electrical, automotive, chemical, food, building, press and furniture industries, with the logistics sector also becoming more and more significant.

With approximately 7000 enterprises, the city has a high level of economic development. 61% of the economy is of the service sector, 35% is of industry, 4% of agriculture. The purchasing power of the population is the 4th strongest in Hungary.

  • Total area: 461.25 km2 (178.1 sq mi)
  • Resident population: 62,000
  • Resident population in 50 km distance: 600,000
  • Number of full time employees: 36,000
  • Number of University Students: 8,000
  • Number of secondary and elementary students: 9,000
  • Unemployment rate: 5-6%
  • Number of Enterprises in Veszprém: 7 000
  • Average gross wage: 196.000 Ft (632 EUR)
  • Distance to Budapest: 120 km (1 hour 20 mins by car)
  • Distance to motorway M7: 30 km
  • Distance to the Lake Balaton: 15 km
  • Average temperature: 9,7 °C (country average 10,5 °C)
  • Number sunny hours: 1970 / year (county average: 1938)

City profile

The most important economic sectors are the machine, electrical, automotive, chemical, food, building, press and furniture industries, with the logistics sector also becoming more and more significant. With approximately 7000 enterprises, the city has a high level of economic development. 61% of the economy is of the service sector, 35% is of industry, 4% of agriculture. The purchasing power of the population is the 4th strongest in Hungary. Housing 3 institutions of higher education, 19 institutions of secondary education and 11 institutions of public education, its educational infrastructure is outstanding. Its most significant institution of higher education is Pannon University. more...



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