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About the town

Hajdúböszörmény [hi-do-boss-or-main] is a town in North-Eastern Hungary with a population of approximately 30,000 people. It is one of the most important cities of the North Pannonian Plain region. It has a unique circular street plan that is supposed to defend the inhabitants from invasion or attack. The first written sources about human settlement dates back to 1248.

The name of the town refers to two groups. The Hajdú warriors inhabited the area from the late 15th century and thanks to them the town gained serious military significance. Its soldiers primarily served the prevailing ruling prince of Transylvania. Duke Bocskai István (whom the primary school was named after) was the most famous leader of Hajdús. The expression Böszörmény refers to an ethnic group of Muslims, probably speaking Turkish. Böszörmény people conducted important trade and economic activities between the year of 1000 and 1300.

For further information on Hajdúböszörmeny’s history go to the website of the city.