The largest suburban town in the Budapest agglomeration, Érd is populated by people who have moved in from all around the country, and is still known as 'the largest village in Central Europe'.
Érd was already populated in the prehistoric age, but traces of various cultures from the Neolithic and the Copper Age (5000-2000 BC) have also been found here. The findings from a Bronze Age earthen redoubt and the Iron Age burial heaps are archaelogical treasures shared with the neighbouring town of Százhalombatta.
The town has a number of interesting sights, including remains from the period of Turkish rule, its Baroque-style chapels, and the Hungarian Geographical Museum (Földrajzi Múzeum). There are several religious orders in Érd: Cistercians, Carmelites, Visitation Sisters, and the Order of Mother Theresa of Calcutta.
Érd, the town with the largest population inPest County, was granted city status on 1st January 1979.