Kecskemét, Bács-Kiskun County, Southern Great Plain Region, Hungary

🇭🇺 Kecskemét is a city in the central part of Hungary. It is the eighth-largest city in the country, and the county seat of Bács-Kiskun. Kecskemét, lies halfway between the capital Budapest and the country's third-largest city, Szeged, 86 km (53 miles) from both of them and almost equal distance from the two big rivers of the country, the Danube and the Tisza. It is the northern of two centres of the Hungarian Southern Great Plain region.

Economy In March 2012, the German automobile manufacturer Daimler AG opened a plant nearby Kecskemét, to manufacture the new B-Class, A-Class and CLA-Class models. The Stuttgart-based company invested €800 million (US$1.24 billion) to build the new plant, which is expected to create 3,000 new jobs in the region. According to the plans, more than 100,000 vehicles will be produced annually at the factory.

Largest companies include: • Mercedes-Benz – cars; • Duvenbeck IMMO – logistic; • ACPS Automotive – towbars; • Knorr-Bremse – brakes; • Phoenix Mecano – enclosures and mechanical components; • CabTec – cable; • Fornetti – baked goods; • Univer Product.

Budapest Time 
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Kecskemét has a population of over 110,800 people. Kecskemét also forms the centre of the wider Bács-Kiskun county which has a population of over 513,687 people.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Kecskemét is twinned with: 🇯🇵 Aomori, Japan; 🇺🇦 Berehove, Ukraine; 🇬🇧 Coventry, England, United Kingdom; 🇦🇹 Dornbirn, Austria; 🇸🇰 Galanta, Slovakia; 🇫🇮 Hyvinkää, Finland; 🇸🇪 Lidköping, Sweden; 🇮🇱 Nahariya, Israel; 🇩🇪 Rüsselsheim am Main, Germany; 🇷🇴 Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania; 🇷🇴 Târgu Mureș, Romania; 🇹🇷 Tekirdağ, Turkey; 🇵🇱 Wadowice, Poland.

Friendly cities Kecskemét also co-operates with: 🇩🇪 Großenhain, Germany; 🇷🇸 Novi Sad, Serbia; 🇨🇿 Tábor, Czech Republic.

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