Kisszállás

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Kisszállás
Country  Hungary
County Bács-Kiskun
Area
 • Total 92.06 km2 (35.54 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 2,878
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6421
Area code(s) 77

Kisszállás is a village and municipality in Bács-Kiskun county, in the Southern Great Plain region of southern Hungary.

Croats in Hungary call this village Salašica.[1]

Geography[edit]

It covers an area of 92.06 km2 (36 sq mi) and has a population of 2878 people (2005).

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History[edit]

The area has long been settlement for different nations. Avars, Kuns and even Turkish people have lived there for centuries and left their footsteps there. A Turkish and an Avar cemetery have been discovered in Kisszállás proving this.

The Hungarian village was founded by the unification of 7 other small villages in the middle of the XIX. century. Since then, its citizens have made there living by using the great topsoil for agral purposes.

Now, approximately 2.800 people live in the village. The common religion is Roman Catholic and most people are still make their living in the field of agriculture.

The name of the settlement: 'Kisszállás' in Hungarian is a compound word. The first part of the name (Kis-) means small, and the second part (-szállás) is a common Hungarian settlement ending like '-ville' in American. So, technically Kisszállás is the Hungarian Smallville.

Source[edit]

  1. ^ (Croatian) Folia onomastica croatica 14/2005. PDF (462 KB) Živko Mandić: Hrvatska imena naseljenih mjesta u Madžarskoj,

Coordinates: 46°16.786′N 19°29.475′E / 46.279767°N 19.491250°E / 46.279767; 19.491250