Hajós (Croatian: Ajoš; German: Hajosch) is a town in Bács-Kiskun County, Hungary.

Hajós
Wine cellars
Wine cellars
Flag of Hajós
Coat of arms of Hajós
Hajós is located in Hungary
Hajós
Hajós
Coordinates: 46°23′56″N 19°07′12″E / 46.399°N 19.120°E / 46.399; 19.120
Country Hungary
CountyBács-Kiskun
DistrictKalocsa
Area
 • Total89.92 km2 (34.72 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total3,305
 • Density37.64/km2 (97.5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6344
Area code(+36) 78
Websitewww.hajosvaros.hu

HistoryEdit

Hajós's name comes from the Hungarian word "hajó" which means boat or ship. It is possible that in the Middle Ages Hajós was surrounded by a large area of water. The medieval Hajós lost much of its population during the Ottoman conquest. The Ancestors of the Hajoscher Danube Swabians came in 1720 from different parts of Swabia, and was of entirely Catholic Swabians immigrants origin and settled there and hold until today their own Old Swabian German dialect.[1]

TourismEdit

There are over 1,200 press houses built in village structure. The taste of the ripening fiery wine in the coolness of the cellars are offered by this region. This is the place where every stranger deserves a "Grüsgott." On the rich blooded Urban day wine festival, tens of thousands of people celebrate Saint Urban, the guardian of grape growers and wine makers.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hajós - Travel, encounter and experience German heritage alongside the Danube".

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 46°24′N 19°07′E / 46.400°N 19.117°E / 46.400; 19.117