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Siófok

Siófok
Town
Siófok main square
Siófok main square
Nickname(s): Capital of Lake Balaton, Summer Capital of Hungary, Party Capital of Hungary
Siófok is located in Hungary
Siófok
Location of Siófok
Coordinates:
Country Hungary
Region Southern Transdanubia
County Somogy
Area
 • Total 124.66 km2 (48.13 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 23,718
 • Density 190.26/km2 (492.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8600
Area code(s) 84

Siófok is a city in Hungary on the southern bank of Lake Balaton in Somogy County. The city is one of Hungary's most popular holiday destinations, famous for its beaches and nightlife. Siófok is one of the richest municipalities of Hungary due to tourism. Hungarians often call the town "the capital of Balaton", as it is the largest city on its shores and acts as the commercial and tourism hub of the region.

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Climate 1.1
  • Events 2
  • People 3
  • International relations 4
    • Twin towns — Sister cities 4.1
  • Gallery 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Geography

In Siófok, the channel Sió flows out of the lake.

Climate

Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[1]

Climate data for Siófok
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2
(35)
3
(38)
9
(48)
14
(57)
20
(68)
23
(73)
25
(77)
24
(76)
21
(69)
14
(58)
7
(44)
3
(38)
13.8
(56.8)
Average low °C (°F) −2
(28)
−2
(29)
3
(37)
7
(45)
12
(54)
16
(60)
17
(63)
17
(62)
13
(56)
8
(46)
3
(37)
−1
(31)
7.6
(45.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 41
(1.6)
33
(1.3)
36
(1.4)
38
(1.5)
58
(2.3)
61
(2.4)
33
(1.3)
58
(2.3)
43
(1.7)
33
(1.3)
48
(1.9)
46
(1.8)
528
(20.8)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

Events

People

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Siófok is twinned with:

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ Climate Summary for Siófok
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Siófok, Hungary". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  3. ^ "Ystävyyskaupungit (Twin Cities)". Oulun kaupunki (City of Oulu) (in Finnish). Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  4. ^ "Netanya - Twin Cities". Netanya Municipality. Archived from the original on 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 

External links

  • Official website (English)
  • Official tourism website (English)
  • Siófok flag and Coat of Arms (English)
  • Accommodations in Siófok
  • Siófok at funiq.hu (English)
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