Karcag is a city, with a population of about 23,650, (1991 est.), the capital of the surrounding Nagykunság district, about 120 km southeast from Budapest, on State Highway 4, between Szolnok and Debrecen.
A road and rail junction, Karcag is an important communications point.
The settlement's history can be traced back to the late Bronze Age. The first written references date back to 1506, although the surrounding district was well settled by the conquering Hungarian tribes in Árpád Prince's time.
The Tartars razed the settlement and most of the inhabitants died or escaped to a safer place.
Later it was resettled with mainly 'Kun' people until the Turkish occupation when it was destroyed a number of times.
Karcag was rebuilt after the Turkish occupiers were defeated and enjoyed rapid development and became the district's largest and wealthiest centre.
In 1834 fire destroyed the city's southern half.
Being on a main truck railway line and also a branch line made it an important farming and service centre for the surrounding area.
There were 60 flour mills in Karcag at times many of them wind operated.
Karcag also famous for its distinctive handcraft.
Now days the area's manufacturing, business, education and cultural centre.
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