Miskolc is a city in north-eastern Hungary. It has a population of 161,265 (1st Jan 2014) and a population of 263 658 in the metropolitan area. It is also the county capital of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and the regional centre of Northern Hungary.
Miskolc is known for its heavy industry, and the largest boost to its economy was indeed provided by the industrialization during the Socialist era; in fact industry (including metallurgy) has a long history in the city.
The local government is trying to strengthen the city's role in culture and tourism.