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Country  Hungary
Area  256.30 km2

Kiskunfelegyhaza Beautiful Landscapes of Kiskunfelegyhaza

Mayor  Jozsef Csanyi (Nemzeti Forum)

Hungary mav class 460 v46 electric locos on szegedkiskunfelegyhaza passenger trains

Kiskunfélegyháza ([ˈkiʃkunfeːlɛchaːzɒ]; German: Feulegaß) is a city in Bács-Kiskun County, Hungary.


Map of Kiskunfélegyháza

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Kiskunfelegyhaza in the past, History of Kiskunfelegyhaza

Kiskunfélegyháza is located in the middle of the Great Hungarian Plain, 130 kilometres (81 mi) southeast from Budapest. M5 motorway, Highway 5, 451, Budapest-Cegléd-Szeged railway line and railway lines to Szolnok, Kiskunhalas and Szentes also cross the town. The surrounding country is covered with vineyards, fruit gardens, and tobacco and corn fields.


Kiskunfelegyhaza in the past, History of Kiskunfelegyhaza

Félegyháza means "half church" in Hungarian, while prefix Kiskun refers to the region Kiskunság ("Little Cumania").


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Numerous Roman urns and other ancient relics have been dug up in the vicinity.


Conquering Hungarians arrived in the 9th century, adopted Christianity and settled down in the region by the 10th century. The first settlements devastated by the Mongols in 1241-42, the region became uninhabited. King Béla IV invited Cuman settlers, who also adopted Christianity, farming lifestyle and the Hungarian language. The town was existing in 1389 when a document mentions Feledház, an earlier name for the settlement. The town was ruined in 1526 by Ottoman troops and was uninhabited until the Christian troops liberated the area.

Kiskunfélegyháza was reestablished by Roman Catholic Hungarian settlers from Jászfényszaru and Üllés in 1743. Queen Maria Theresa moved the courts and prisons for the Kiskun district to Kiskunfélegyháza in 1753 and granted town privileges also in 1774.

Famous people

  • Ferenc Móra (1879-1934), Hungarian novelist
  • Béla Magyari (1949), Hungarian cosmonaut
  • Sándor Petőfi (1823-1849), national poet of Hungary
  • László Réczi (1947), Hungarian wrestler
  • Csaba Szűcs (1965), Hungarian athlete
  • Gyula Zsivótzky (1937-2007), Hungarian athlete
  • Rabbi Mika M. Weiss (1913-2001), Rabbi and Holocaust Survivor
  • Twin towns

    Kiskunfélegyháza is twinned with:


    Kiskunfélegyháza Wikipedia

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