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Miskolc

(mĭsh`kôlts), city (1991 est. pop 194,000), NE Hungary, on the Sajó River. Hungary's second largest city and a major industrial center, Miskolc has large iron and steel mills, lime and cement works, and a large food processing plant. The region's numerous limestone caves are used as cellars by local winemakers. Miskolc also has an important trade in metal products and agricultural goods. The city is the seat of a Protestant bishopric. An old settlement, Miskolc was granted the status of a free city in the 15th cent. Frequent invasions (by Mongols in the 13th cent., Turks in the 16th and 17th cent., and German imperial forces in the 17th and 18th cent.) marked the city's history. Industrialization began in the second half of the 19th cent. Present-day landmarks include the Avas Reformed Church (15th cent.), the remains of a 13th-century castle, and a museum containing Scythian art. The city also has a law school and a technical university.

Miskolc

 

a city in northern Hungary, administrative center of the megye (county) of Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen. Population, 173,000(1970).

Miskolc is a major transportation junction, as well as Hungary’s second largest industrial center after Budapest. Prominent industries include metallurgy, featuring the Lenin Combine, and heavy machine building. Local manufactures also include construction materials; food, particularly wine; and clothing and textiles. A polytechnical institute is located in the city. Brown coal is mined in the Miskolc region, and on the nearby slopes of the Biikk massif are the balneological health resorts of Tapolca and Lillafured.

Miskolc

a city in NE Hungary: the second most important industrial centre in Hungary; iron and steel industries. Pop.: 180 282 (2003 est.)
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