Facts and data

Miskolc is the administrative, economic, scientific, educational and cultural centre of the North-Hungarian Region.

The city has significant industrial past in the scope of steel and machine industry, development of the traditional industrial branches started already in the 18th century.

The several hundred year-old University of Miskolc is a significant educational, research centre of the region. Miskolc is the fourth largest city of Hungary. More than 300,000 people are living in the city and in its agglomeration.

The region is an especially frequented location of industrial and commercial investments.
Engineering industry, chemical industry, service industry, trade and tourism are equally important economic branches in the region. Between Q1 and Q3 of 2010 the industrial production increased by 19%, above all due to the strengthening of the engineering industry and the chemical industry. Exports increased during this period by 26%.