The history of Kiskunhalas

Kiskunhalas is a Hungarian city located at about 130 kilometers to the south of Budapest, within the southern region of the country and in the County of Bacs Kiskun. This city has a population of about 29,600 inhabitants and an area of approximately 227.5 km2, in such a way that its density is of around 129.8 inhabitants per km2.

According to archaeologists and historians, this town has been inhabited since as long ago as the 9th century. This can be affirmed due to the fact that some archaeological findings discovered in this spot have brought to the light several objects and artifacts that clearly show the existence of inhabitants in it during that époque. Tourists who are interested in archaeology and history should not miss visiting the Janos Thorma Museum where most of these findings are exhibited.

Despite of its early existence, there is not written or official mention about Kiskunhalas until middles of the 14th century. This first official document mentioning this town was written in 1347 and mentions it as Halas, but without providing much information about it. It is also known that towards endings of the 16th century, an important amount of the population of this town moved to other cities, leaving this spot almost completely inhabited for some decades.

Due to its location, between the Danube and the Tiza rivers, the city of Kiskunhalas offers beautiful landscapes and many amazing natural sceneries. This characteristic is among the main reasons why tourists often choose this town as their destination when traveling to Hungary, since they can relax and enjoy a beautiful environment at the same time that they can easily travel to other interesting spots or cities, such as for example the capital of the country which is located at no more than 135 kilometers from it.

Besides the rivers, within Kiskunhalas and its surroundings tourists would be able to find several lakes, such as the Salt Lake or Sos To and the White Lake or Feher To. Arriving to this city is not very difficult, since there are several important routes leading to it as well as several railway lines arrive to it too, providing constant communication with other near by and far cities.

Map of Kiskunhalas in Hungary