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Rimavská Sobota (Rimaszombat in Hungarian) is the administration and economic centre of the Malohont district, with the population of about 30,000.

Used to be called Villa Stefani after King Stephen I (St Stephen) of Hungary and used to be a market town.
The markets usually were held on Saturdays, hence the name.

The town was the place of the armistice negations and signing of the armistice documents between Ján Jiskra and János Hunyadi.

In 1506, fire destroyed the town.

The Turkish occupied the town twice for considerable time.

In later years the city became and industrial, education and Protestant centre.

Hui Chin and I had a good look around, the main square, the township and sorrounds, as some of the other cities.

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