Tiszaújváros Tourism

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Tiszaújváros (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈtisɒuːjvaːroʃ]) is an industrial town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, 35 km (22 mi) south-east of Miskolc, near the river Tisza. Tiszaújváros owes its existence to the industrialization wave that took over the then-socialist Hungary after World War II. The government wanted to speed up industrial development and to create new job opportunities in the north-eastern part of the country. The town is one of the few Hungarian towns that do not have a history dating back to the Middle Ages or even earlier periods, although it was built near to an old village called Tiszaszederkény (which was eventually annexed to the new town) and used the name Tiszaszederkény until 1970. The construction of the town began on 9 September 1955; among the first buildings was a thermal power station and some blocks of flats around it. In the next stage of construction the Tiszai Vegyi Kombinát (TVK, "Chemical Factory") was built. It is one of the major chemical complexes in Hungary and, according to their website, represents more than 20% of petrochemical capacities in Central Europe. The first production unit, the paint factory started operating in 1961. Newer production units produce chemical fertilizers, polyethylene, and carbon black. An oil refinery was built too. The factories needed workers, so living quarters were needed in the town. By 1962 several houses were built, mainly using prisoner labor force, and shops and restaurants were opened as well. On 1 June 1961 the council of Tiszaszederkény moved to the new town. The first stage of construction was over. During the second stage (1962–1965) more houses and shops were built. By 1966 there were 1,464 flats for the workers, and on 1 April 1966 the town was officially granted town status. Between 1966 and 1970 – in the 3rd stage of town construction – two primary schools, a secondary school and a community centre were built. The town was now inhabited by 10,000 people. On 22 April 1970 – the 100th anniversary of Lenin's birth – the town's name was changed to Leninváros (Lenin Town). In the 1980s the town developed slower, but steadily. In 1989 the socialist regime ended in Hungary, and in 1991 the town's name was changed to Tiszaújváros (literally: "Tisza new city", i.e., 'new city on the Tisza River'; another Hungarian industrial city, Sztálinváros – Stalin City – similarly changed its name to Dunaújváros, "new city on the Danube" three decades earlier). During the 1990s the town developed fast, three churches and several new houses were built. One of the most popular tourist attractions is a thermal bath and water park with chutes.


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Facts and Stats for Tiszaújváros*

  • Pollution Statistics in Tiszaújváros

    Know the pollution level of Tiszaújváros before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 62.5 (High)
  • Tiszaújváros: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Tiszaújváros for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tiszaújváros.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 65.63 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 81.25 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 65.63 (High)
    • Drug offense 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 28.13 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 65.63 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Tiszaújváros - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 38.15 (Low)
    • Climate Index 74.67 (High)
    • Pollution Index 50 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.3 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 26.85 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.89 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 46.72 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Tiszaújváros

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tiszaújváros

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.76 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.72 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 61.78 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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