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Flag of Göd
Coat of arms of Göd
Göd is located in Hungary
Location of Göd in Hungary
Coordinates: 47°41′38″N 19°08′32″E / 47.69397°N 19.14233°E / 47.69397; 19.14233
RegionCentral Hungary
 • Total22.84 km2 (8.82 sq mi)
 • Total18,625[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code+36 27
KSH code23649[4]

Göd (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɡød]) is a small city in Pest County, Hungary.


The city is northeast of Budapest.


Göd has a thriving tourist trade. It has a thermal spa open almost 365 days a year with water rich in minerals.

Along the M2 motorway Göd is the second town to the north of Budapest, and the first one without large socialist-era housing estates. That is, the green belt around Budapest starts with Göd on the left bank of the Danube.

The Samsung SDI Hungary plant is one of Samsung SDI's trio of advanced Lithium-ion automotive battery production facilities: the others are in Ulsan (Korea) and Xi'an (China). The plant at Göd is not far from the Austria-based battery pack division of Magna Steyr which was acquired by Samsung SDI in 2015 for $120 million.[5][6][7][8] In 2016-2017, the Ulsan plant trained several employees for the Hungary plant.[9] The Ulsan plant had supplied the BMW i3, but the Hungary plant will provide the BMW i3, i5, and X5 with advanced Li-ion batteries.[10][11][12]


Göd is connected to Budapest (via Dunakeszi, southbound) and to Vác (via Sződliget, northbound) by railway and public roads. On an average weekday, there are buses and trains every 30 minutes to both directions. Vác is 15 minutes by car and by train, and 25 minutes by bus. Budapest Nyugati railway station is 30 minutes by train. Because of these benefits, Göd is sometimes categorized as a dormitory town, but it has a vivid social life: civil organizations, churches, galleries, clubs, a monthly newspaper, that make it different from an average dormitory town.


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Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Göd is twinned with:[13]


The local sports and football team is Gödi SE.


  1. ^ Göd, KSH
  2. ^ Göd at the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (Hungarian).
  3. ^ Göd at the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (Hungarian). 1 January 2009;
  4. ^ Göd at the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (Hungarian).
  5. ^ "Samsung Plans to Install Battery Factory in Former Hungary Plant". dailynewshungary.com. March 24, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  6. ^ Jin, Hyunjoo (August 30, 2016). "UPDATE 1-Samsung SDI to build $358 mln car battery plant in Hungary by 2018". Reuters. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  7. ^ "Samsung SDI launches construction of its plant for battery production in Hungary". Samsung SDI. August 31, 2016. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  8. ^ "Press Release - Magna Announces Second Quarter and Year to Date Results". Magna International website. August 7, 2015. Retrieved May 16, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Very Special Korean Experience by Employees of Samsung SDI Hungary Office". Samsung SDI. February 10, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  10. ^ Jin, Hyunjoo (August 30, 2016). "Samsung SDI will build EV battery plant in Hungary". Automotive News Europe. Reuters. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  11. ^ "SB Limotive Starts Production of Lithium-Ion Cells". Energy Trend. November 11, 2011. Archived from the original on October 2, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  12. ^ Morris, Charles (March 9, 2015). "Sources say Samsung to provide battery packs for BMW X5". Charged. Yonhap. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  13. ^ "Testvérvárosok". god.hu (in Hungarian). Göd. Retrieved 2021-03-23.

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