Kiskunhalas is a world renown township for its lace and embroidery south of Budapest.
Also renown for its wine-growing, fish soup and thermal baths.
The 48 degree C. thermal baths are beneficial to many ailments.
In the mid 13th C. one of the Kun clan settled in the region of the present township.
A 1347 document refers to the settlement.
From the 15th C. the township and the surrounding district belongs the Hunyadi family.
Halas, as its commonly known, was razed during the Tartar, Mongol and Turkish invasions.
A 1693 document shows three swimming fish in a circle, also today's crest, hence the name.
Until 1754, the town was the region's administration centre.
After that the town experienced a slow decline until the late 19th C., when the Budapest-Belgrade rail line was opened.
Kiskunhalas experienced a revigorating growth after the building of the railways and is a well known and prosperous district now for it's wine, grape and fruit growing.
The town also the surrounding district's educational, social, cultural and tourist centre.
Amongst the town's many attractions are Town Hall, Calvary, many churches, high schools and a 19th C. Windmill.
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