Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Debreczyn, a Hungarian town on a plain 130 miles east of Pesth, the largest and most populous town after Pesth, but having rather the appearance of an immense village, the town proper being separated from the suburbs by a palisade. There are some fine buildings, among them being the Protestant college, which has a good library. It is the great headquarters of the Protestants of the country, and the greater part of its population are Magyar Protestants. In the neighbourhood large herds of cattle are reared, and there is a good trade in cattle and grain. There are also manufactures of soap, saltpetre, sausages, hams, and tobacco pipes. At the revolution of 1849 the National Diet took refuge here after the capture of Pesth.