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Living in Debrecen

After Budapest, Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary. Sometimes described as the most important cultural center for Hungarians, Debrecen has been the capital city of Hungary on three occasions - once in the 18th century, again during the revolution in 1849, and finally towards the end of World War II between 1944 and 1945. If you're thinking of living in Debrecen, it can be a good idea to get your bearings by exploring the area and taking in the local landmarks first. The Calvanist Rome, as it's also sometimes nicknamed, is home to the Protestant great church, or Nagytemplom. The church is the largest of its kind in the whole of Hungary and a magnificent site to behold. The Debrecen City Park lets you get back to nature, so you can relax in the summer months on the grass with fellow expat friends made on InterNations.

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Moving to Debrecen

Whether you're moving to Debrecen to start a new job, or you just want to have a fresh beginning in a new city, you might need some help making the move as simple as possible. The posts from other expatriates on the InterNations forums and Expat Magazine have helpful insights into moving abroad and other expatriation relevant topics - there are posts about where to store old belongings, the regulations on bringing pets abroad, and how to make the move easy for your children, for example. The population of Debrecen is growing rapidly, and a recent census put it at 211,320 people. According to the same data, 23 percent of those people spoke English, and ten percent spoke German. So as you can see, there is a cultural diversity in Debrecen, and the whole of Hungary, which is even growing in that part of Europe.

Working in Debrecen

After the completion of the M35 motorway, Debrecen is now connected easily to Budapest. The tourism industry is seeing a dramatic rise across the whole of the country, and Debrecen has also started to prosper from it in recent years, particularly in light of this new connect. Previously, there was no easy and fast way to get to Debrecen from the Ukrainian capital. . There are numerous service jobs now available to expatriates in Debrecen, as well as jobs within the educational and manufacturing sectors. The large number of international schools, for example, has created a demand for foreign-speaking professionals. If you're thinking about working in Debrecen, then you should first visit the InterNations website. The Expat Magazine has plenty of articles to browse, many of which explain in detail the kind of plans you need to make before you start thinking about working as an expat in Debrecen or elsewhere.

Michael Preston

"Since I moved to Budapest I have been attending every InterNations event. That is how I met all my friends here ."

Elin Gustavson

"Great to have found a place on the internet with reliable information and useful tips from other expats living in Budapest."