geographical name \ˈmish-ˌkōlts\

Definition of MISKOLC

city NE Hungary NE of Budapest pop 207,300


geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2001: 184,125), northeastern Hungary. It lies on the eastern margin of the Avas Hills. Caves in the limestone hills, inhabited from prehistoric times, now serve as cellars for the wine-making industry. Settled by Germanic tribes, Sarmatians and Avars, the town was conquered by the Hungarians in the 10th century. It was invaded by the Mongols in the 13th century. It became a free city in the 15th century. A major industrial centre, it produces iron and steel. Historic buildings include a 13th-century Gothic church.


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