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Györ

hungary city

Györ (pop. 130,300; German: Raab), capital city of Györ-Sopron county, northwest Hungary. The city is a commercial and manufacturing center, producing machines and textiles. Györ was the site of a Stone Age settlement, a Celtic town, and a Roman camp. Lying on the trade route between Vienna and Budapest, it flourished in the Middle Ages. Industrialization began in the mid-19th century, and growth has been very rapid since the end of World War II.

See also: Hungary.

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