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Sátoralújhely

Sátoraljaújhely

Sátoraljaújhely is the third town with which Krosno signed a partnership agreement. The 18 000- population county town of Sátoralújhely is situated in the north-east of Hungary in the Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, on the Roňava river, 165 km to the south of Krosno. The town is known as a road and railway border crossing Slovenské Nové Mesto - Sátoraljaújhely.
On the site of today’s Sátoraljaújhely there was a settlement called Sátoralja (meaning "under the tent", referring to the tent-shaped hill nearby) existing from the conquest of the area by Hungarians until the Mongol incursion in the years 1240-1241. It was rebuilt in the 13th century and a new part was added to the original name: új hely ("new place"). Sátoraljaújhely was granted town status in 1261 by King Stephen V, and a castle was built about this time, as well. The town gained importance owing to its location close to major trade routes leading to Poland, Russia, and Transylvania and became a cultural centre. From the 17th century the town belonged to the Rákóczi family and then the Zemplén county (comitatus) authorities were moved to Sátoraljaújhely. In the 17th and 18th centuries the Sátoraljaújhely people participated in the revolts against the Habsburg rule. In the mid-19th century the rapid industrial growth began.
After Czechoslovakia came into existence the town was divided by the state border running along Roňava. The industrial part with the railway junction found itself in the Czechoslovak part as Slovenské Nové Mesto (both parts were united again in the years 1938-1945). During World War II Sátoraljaújhely was seriously ruined. It was rebuilt after the war. Now it is a tourist destination and a winter sports centre.
The tourist attractions of Sátoraljaújhely include:

  • Museum  of Ferenc Kazinczy, an 18th-century Hungarian poet and national activist,
  • Baroque town hall
  • Jewish cemetery with the Tomb of Rabbi Moses Teitelbaum. 

History of cooperation of Krosno and Sátoralújhely:

 

May 2003. Days of Hungarian Culture in Krosno.
24th January, 2004. Signing a declaration on cooperation between Krosno and Sátoralujhely towns and regions; it was signed by Peter Szamosvolgyi, the Mayor of Sátoralújhely and Piotr Przytocki, Mayor of Krosno.
since 2004. first Carpathian Climates (Karpackie Klimaty), an event attended by a delegation from Satoralujhely.
4th February, 2006. Portius Express International Conference – a declaration was signed on cooperation to restore the Zemplen – Galizian railway line.
4th February, 2006. Portius Express International Conference. A declaration was signed on cooperation to restore the Zemplen – Galizian railway line.
26th August, 2006. Signing a partnership agreement between Krosno and Sátoralujhely.

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