Road infrastructure

The favourable geographical conditions of the whole South-Transdanubia- the nearness of 3 neighbouring countries, connection to Balaton, the Drava, the Danube- pedestrinate to advantageous situation in transportation. But in all of the 22 regions, the traffic is distressing. The density of roads, low speed, bad quality of roads are characteristic of Szekszárd region.

Neither motorway, nor main road goes through Tolna county. The most important, the busiest road is road 6, touching Tolna, going at the north of Szekszárd to Bonyhád and Pécs. So it by-passes county capital, but so close that it is a place of easy access. The 3rd town of the county is Bátaszék touched by road 56, which is connected to road 6.

The density of first-grade roads are under the country avarage. The state of road surface deteriorating quickly and the rate of old roads are high. The quantity of heavy-engined trucks cause big problems, especially on road 6, the busiest part of it is between Tolna and Paks. Te traffic is slow, overtaking is im possible, vehicle convoys are frequent, the safeness on the raod is bad because of abnormal overtaking. There are periodical congestions at the traffic light junction of road 55 in Bátaszék, on road 56 at Szekszárd, increasing the environmental pollution.

The accesibility to the capital from the towns of teh regions is very bad, the average speed is 60km/h (a few peple chose the direct road 6, most of them travel on M7 to the capital). Road 61, 62, 63 handle the traffic to eastern and western directions. Travelling on these are slow and the parts through settlements are long. The serious traffic imperfection of the region is that there is not direct connection between Szekszárd and Dombóvár (the lack of roads between the two towns, having economic capacity, influence it un favourably. The problems ofthe region can be lightened by the new Danube bridge, inaugurated in 2003, which means new connection between south Plain and South Transdanubia. It also exempts the bridge of Baja and Dunaföldvár, creating big logistic capacity to the town.

There are just 5 dead-end villages: Fácánkert, Murga, Felsőnána, Bogyiszló and Sióagárd.

It is characteristic of the railway system in the region that there is not main line, the density of lines is small, the standard of service, the technical condition of side railway are far from the desired. The region is touched by the Szekszárd-Bátaszék railway, Dombóvár-Bátaszék-Baja railway to eastern and western direction and the less busy bátaszék-Pécs railway.

Getting connected with the international railway is can be possible with changes, there is not electrified railway system in the region.

The Danube as water way, plays important role in international transportation. A modern international harbour would open an opportunity to press its advantage in water transportation.

Connection to the public utility water supply is solved: 96,4% of households were connected to it, it was 94.2% in the county in 2003.

The sewerage is rather short. 56,9% of households were connected to it, it was 47,3% in 2003. Sewage farm works in the town (capacity: 18200 m3/nap, carrying out mechanical and biological clarifying, the cleaned sewage-water is conducted to Sió), in Tolna (capacity: 4000 m3/nap carrying out mechanical, biological and chemical clarifing, the cleaned sewage-water is conducted to the Danube). There is a sewage-farm in Szálka as well, built with Mőcsény together, it performs 3rd grade cleaning.

Institution supply

The higher education is concentrated in the county capital in the region (county). The only independent institution was Illyés Gyula Teachers? Training College in the town, once the faculty of Teachers? Training College of Kaposvár, but now is a part of Pécs University since 1999. In 2003/2004 177 students participated in the higher education in Szekszárd.

There are the following training programs:

Lower primary teacher
Hungarian grammar and literature teacher
Expert of Communication
Kindergarten teacher
General social worker

Accredited post-secondary training programs

Baby and child minder
Manager of tourism
Designer of statistical and information technology

Post-secondary training programs:

Teacher of folk games and small crafts
Teacher of handicapped children

Undergradute training programs:

Teacher of games and spending leisure time

With the biggest student rate, Gábor Dénes College foundationally governed institution, has a faculty here in Szekszárd. Until 1998the Thological College of Pécs had a correspondece faculty here, but it was dissolved because of the poor assistance.


The secondary education is concentrated in the county capital: there are 9 secondary schools in the region. The biggest problem of the grammar schools and secondary schools is the transmigration of students.

The accessability and standard of the medical assistance are different in the region. The most favourable situation is in Pécs, where the clinics of Medical University of Pécs provides the health provision above than average. In Szekszárd region the Szekszárd County Hospital is under local government?s authority operated with 1037 beds in 2003. The privatisation of basic provision is at the lowest standard in the 3 counties of the region.

The exploitage of social institutions in the region is much higher, nearly 100% in all institutions: for instance the number of kindergarten students was 3210 in the region, of which was 1344 in Szekszárd. There are 110 places are there in créches, of which 100 can be found in Szekszárd.

In the cultural life of the region the biggest problem is the low attendance, not the supply. There is just one theatre in the region (in the county)in Szekszárd the German Theatre (Deutsche Bühne). It is the prominent institute of the culture for the minority. The ethnographic exhibitions are characteristic of the region.

Housing construction

In the South Transdanubian region the number of flats somehow increased parallel with the population decreased. So the chance of getting flat increased. Flat buildings were characteristic in the regions important for tourism and in Paks. The number of flats was 34.209 in Szekszárd at the end of 2003. so there were 261 inhabitants for 100 flats. In 2003 there were 155 newly built flats in the region. The average ground-place of the flatsbuilt in 2003 was 107 m2, one fourth of them had 4 or more rooms. The number of flats was 14.411 in Szekszárd, 243 people for 100 flats. The average ground-space of the flats was 103,2 m2 and 100 flats were built.

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