A city of western Hungary near the Austrian border. Founded in Roman times, it is an industrial center and an important railroad junction.
Szombathely is an important railway and industrial centre, and has a state railway workshop, manufactories for agricultural machinery, foundries and steam mills.
south of Szombathely lies the small village of Jaak, with a Dominican convent from the iith century, which has a remarkably beautiful church, one of the best specimens of Romanesque architecture in the country.
Szombathely occupies the site of the Roman town Sabaria Savaria), which was the capital of Pannonia.
SZOMBATHELY (Ger., Steinamanger), the capital of the Hungarian county of Vas, 162 m.