Nyíregyháza, Hungary


Nyíregyháza, town in northeastern Hungary, seat of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County. It is a popular tourist and health resort and the economic and transportation center for a prosperous agricultural region. The Jósa András Museum, containing a collection of archaeological and ethnological items, is here. Rebuilt on the ruins of an older settlement destroyed during the Ottoman occupation of Hungary, the community developed in the 18th century as the center for the reclaimed Nyírség swamp region. Manufacturing industries were built up after World War II (1939-1945). Population (1999 estimate) 112,882.


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