Szeghalom is a town in Békés county, in southeastern Hungary.[1]

Szeghalom
Berettyó-bridge
Berettyó-bridge
Flag of Szeghalom
Coat of arms of Szeghalom
Szeghalom is located in Hungary
Szeghalom
Szeghalom
Coordinates: 47°1′38″N 21°9′58″E / 47.02722°N 21.16611°E / 47.02722; 21.16611Coordinates: 47°1′38″N 21°9′58″E / 47.02722°N 21.16611°E / 47.02722; 21.16611
Country Hungary
CountyBékés
DistrictSzeghalom
Area
 • Total217.13 km2 (83.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total9,465
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
5520
Area code(+36) 66
Websiteszeghalom.hu

HistoryEdit

The jewish communityEdit

In the 19th and 20th centuries, a Jewish community with hundreds of members lived in the village.

On March 19, 1944, after the German army entered Hungary, the village Jews were forbidden to leave. In May, the Jews were concentrated in the ghetto established around the synagogue. On June 26, 1944, the village's Jews were transported by train to the Szolnok ghetto, from where they were sent to the Auschwitz extermination camp and murdered in the Holocaust.[2]

SportEdit

Szeghalom's football club Szeghalmi FC plays the regional 1 league.[3] It has a stadium with a capacity of over 500 people.[citation needed]

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Szeghalom is twinned with:[citation needed]

Notable peopleEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Szeghalom 2020: Best of Szeghalom, Hungary Tourism". Tripadvisor. Retrieved 2020-05-28.
  2. ^ The Jewish Community of Szeghalom in The Museum of the Jewish People website
  3. ^ "Szeghalmi FC" (in Hungarian). Retrieved 2020-05-28.

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