|LOCATION OF MISKOLC
At various times in its history, this city has been known as Miskole, Miskolcz, and Bükkszentlászló. The accepted modern spelling of the city’s name is Miskolc, pronounced "Mish-kolts," with the accent on the first syllable.
Miskolc is located at latitude 48-06' and longitude 20-47'. It is 89.1 miles east-northeast of Budapest and is the capital of the administrative county of Borsod.
Miskolc was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire until Hungary became independent after World War I, when Miskolc was the most populous city in the nation’s northeastern region. At times Miskolc has been Hungary’s second-largest city; but its population has decreased because of its depressed economy and, depending upon who is doing the counting, that honor sometimes goes to Debrecen and Miskolc slips to third place.