Békéscsaba is a city in Southeast Hungary, the capital of Békés County.
The area has been inhabited since ancient times. In the Iron Age, the area had been conquered by the Scythians, by the Celts, then by the Huns. After the Hungarian Conquest, there were many small villages in the area.
Békéscsaba is twinned with Beiuş, Romania; Mikkeli, Finland; Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania; Skoczów, Poland; Tarnowskie Góry, Poland; Trenčín, Slovakia; Uzhhorod, Ukraine; Wittenberg, Germany; Zrenjanin, Serbia; Penza, Russia & Salonta, Romania.
Mihály Munkácsy was a Hungarian painter, Mihály spent much of his childhood with his relative living in Békéscsaba.
On 1879, The Jókai Theatre of Békéscsaba opened and it was the first theatre of the Great Hungarian Plain.
The estimated population of Békéscsaba is 59,732.
The name Békéscsaba comes from two separate names, the Hungarian word ‘Békés’, which means peaceful and a popular Hungarian name, ‘Csaba’, which comes from Turkic origins.
The Geographic Coordinates of Békéscsaba: 46.679°N 21.091°E
Békéscsaba is a long-established cultural centre for the large Slovak population.
During World War II, No battles were fought in the area of Békéscsaba, however, The British and American Air Force bombed the railway station and its surroundings, and On 6 October 1944, the Soviet army occupied Békéscsaba.