Szeged

Szeged (/ˈsɛɡɛd/ SEG-ed, Hungarian: [ˈsɛɡɛd] (listen); see also other alternative names) is the third largest city of Hungary, the largest city and regional centre of the Southern Great Plain and the county seat of Csongrád-Csanád county. The University of Szeged is one of the most distinguished universities in Hungary.

Szeged
Szeged Megyei Jogú Város


Top: A view of riverside in Tisza and nearby Mora Museum and Szeged National Theater, Middle left: A monument house in Klauzai Square, Center: Szeged Water Tower, Middle right:Szeged Csanad Cathedral in Dom Square, Bottom left: Szeged City Office, Bottom right: Szeged National Theater in Vaszy Vikor Square
Nickname(s): 
City of Sunshine (Napfény városa)
Szeged
Szeged
Coordinates: 46.255°N 20.145°E / 46.255; 20.145
Country Hungary
RegionSouthern Great Plain
CountyCsongrád-Csanád
DistrictSzeged
City status1498
Government
  MayorLászló Botka (Independent)
  Deputy mayor
List[1]
  Town NotaryDr Andrea Gál
Area
  City with county rights280.84 km2 (108.43 sq mi)
Area rank11th in Hungary
Elevation
76 m (249.34 ft)
Highest elevation
76.7 m (251.6 ft)
Lowest elevation
75.8 m (248.7 ft)
Population
 (2019)
  City with county rights160,766[2]
  Rank3rd in Hungary
  Density612.28/km2 (1,585.8/sq mi)
  Urban
239,025 (7th)[3]
Demonym(s)szegedi
Population by ethnicity
  Hungarians83.9%
  Romani0.9%
  Germans0.9%
  Serbs0.8%
  Romanians0.3%
  Slovaks0.2%
  Skaters0.1%
  Other2.1%
Population by religion
  Roman Catholic36.4%
  Greek Catholic0.4%
  Calvinists4.8%
  Lutherans1.2%
  Jews0.1%
  Other2.4%
  Non-religious23.4%
  Unknown31.4%
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
6700 to 6729, 6753, 6757, 6771, 6791
Area code(+36) 62
MotorwaysM5 Motorway
M43 Motorway
NUTS 3 codeHU333
Distance from Budapest162.8 km (101.2 mi) Northwest
AirportSzeged (LHUD)
MPs
Websitewww.szegedvaros.hu

The Szeged Open Air (Theatre) Festival (first held in 1931) is one of the main attractions, held every summer and celebrated as the Day of the City on 21 May.