|Elevation||377 ft (115 m)|
The town was known as Brigetio to the Romans, and was the site of the death of Roman Emperor Valentinian I An important Roman military diploma was found in the town in the early twentieth century - it is now in the British Museum's collection. Later during the Middle Ages the town was called Camarum. The town has one of the earliest records of conjoined twins - Helen and Judith.
During the Oil Campaign of World War II, the Szőny oil refinery was a strategic bombing target.