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Type Settlement
Usage Hungarian

Meaning & History

Compound from szent (saint) and Endre.
According to a Pannonian legend, the name was consecrate to the Pannonian bishop Saint Andreanus.
Another legends states that after Andrew I of Hungary came back to Hungary after his exile in Russia he estabilished a monastery around 1056 in Visegrád, which he named in honor of Andrew the Apostle, who is the patron saint of Russia.
The real reason behind the city's name is unknown.
Added 7/13/2021 by Zsofilya