Debrecen is a charming Hungarian town on the Northern Great Plain region of Hungary. Covering 461.25 sq km (178.1 sq mi), it has a population of 208,000 (2011 estimate), which makes it the second largest city in the country after Budapest. Yet it has the feel of a big town than a city.
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More on DebrecenDebrecen is the county seat of Hajdú-Bihar county. The city is a center of cultural and intellectural activity since the 16th century. This was brought about by the Reformation and subsequent founding of the Calvinist Church in 1821 and Calvinist Reformed College in 1583.
Great Protestant Church of Debrecen
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The warmest month in Debrecen is July, when the average high temperature hits 26.5°C (79.7°F). Coldest month is January, when the average low temperature drops to -5.5°C (22.1°F). June receives the most rain, at 80 mm (3.15 in).
Debrecen was created in around the 13th century through the merger of a number of villages in the area including Boldogasszonyfalva, Szentlászlófalva and Debreczun. Through its medieval history, it was ruled by the Holy Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire. During the Protestant Reformation, Debrecen became the center of Hungarian Calvinists.
Csokonai Theater, Debrecen
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Debrecen served as the capital of Hungary for a short while in 1849, after the government fled there during the Hungarian revolution. The city was occupied by Romanian forces at the end of World War I. If suffered severe devastation during World War II, with some 70% of its buildings badly damaged.
Today Debrecen has largely rebuilt itself, and stands as one of the most pleasant cities in Hungary.
Visiting DebrecenYou can take the bus from Nyugati Street or the train from Mùzeum Street in Budapest to Debrecen.
Fountain in front of the main building of the University of Debrecen
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Places of Interest in Debrecen
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