Kaposvár (German: Ruppertsburg, Croatian: Kapošvar) is a city with county rights in Southern Transdanubia, the seat of Somogy County and the Kaposvár District, a university town, and the seat of the Kaposvár Diocese. It is one of the most important economic, cultural, educational and sports centers of Transdanubia. It lies along the Kapos River, in the area of the Somogyi Hills. With a population of approximately 60,000 people, it is the 15th most populous settlement in the country. The castle and its monastery are of medieval origin, but as a result of the Turkish and Austrian attacks on the county seat, not many buildings older than the 19th century have survived.

The city was first mentioned in 1009, according to legend, it was founded on seven hills, like Rome. It played the role of a church center from 1061, and then the castle was built in the 13th century, which gained an increasingly important role in Turkish times. In 1555, the Ottomans captured the fortress and the Benedictine monastery in a five-day siege, and the city was freed from Turkish occupation in 1686. From 1690, it belonged to the estates of the Esterházy family, who made it the center of their estates in Somogy, so the economic and administrative role of the settlement continued to grow.

In 1703, it received fair rights, and in 1749, the seat of the county of Somogy was established here. A large part of those who moved to the county seat consisted of industrialists and merchants, who started Kaposvár on the path of civic development. After the compromise, the intensive development of the city's life began, as a result of which it was declared a city with an organized council in 1873. The population grew continuously, the most important public institutions were built, the conditions for rail and road transport were created, and then the development of industry and the economy began.

It was an imperial and royal garrison town until the First World War. The neighboring settlement, Kaposszentjakab, was annexed to the county seat in 1950, followed by Toponár, Kaposfüred and Töröcské in 1973. In 1990, Kaposvár became one of the 23 towns with county rights, and since 1993 it has been the episcopal seat. In 2000, the Kaposvár University, which has been expanded since then, was founded by merging the higher education institutions operating here. Today, the city has become one of the most significant cities in Transdanubia.



Residences, palaces

Anker House (1913)
Bereczk House, also known as Sleeping Beauty House (1887)
Elizabeth house
Hard Palace (1904)
Vidor Palace


Public buildings

The first building of the hospital (1846) - currently an IT center
Gergely Csiky Theater (1911)
Dorottya House (18th century)
Hotel Dorottya (1911) – Art Nouveau hotel building
Arany Oroszlán Pharmacy (1774) – initially in Baroque style, later transformed into Romantic style
Palace of Justice (1907)
Post Palace (1926)
City Hall (1904)
County Hall (1832)
Zarda (1873)
The building of the former civil boys' school (1832)
Festetics Castle (Toponár) (18th century) - currently a primary school


Statues, monuments

Bust of Gyula Takats (2020), Gyula Takáts Square
Sacrificial altar (by József Kling, 2011, material granite), Csokonai Street (in front of Agóra)
Bust of József Rippl-Rónai (created by Balázs Horváth, 2011, material bronze), Rippl-Rónai-villa
Glass cube (artwork by Rita Sörös, 2010-2011, material glass), Dr. Kaposváry György utca
Floretin (artwork by Klára Weeber, 2010, material bronze), in front of the Rainbow Palace of Culture
Children playing (artwork by Éva Szabó and Rita Sörös, 2010, material bronze), in front of 10 Ady Endre utca
Lamping memorial column (artwork of Balázs Horváth, 2010, material bronze), in front of the Rainbow Palace of Culture
Meeting of József Rippl-Rónai and Endre Ady (artwork by Katalin Gera, 2010, material bronze), Ady Endre utca 2.
Bear with child (artwork by Sándor Putnoki, 2010, material plaster, chiseled glass ceramic), Toponár, Mikes Kelemen utca
Decorative book (created by Éva Szabó and Rita Sörös, 2010, material bronze), Mihály Táncsics High School
Trianon (artwork by Péter Párkányi-Raab, 2010, material stone), Berzsenyi park (southeast corner)
József Rippl-Rónai (artwork by Ferenc Trischler, 2009, material bronze), Fő utca 15.
Tótágas (artwork by Klára Weeber, 2008, material bronze), Európa park
Bene Ferenc (artwork by Rita Sörös, 2007, material bronze), Cseri utca 14.
Angel of Freedom - Monument No. 56 (artwork by Katalin Gera, 2006, material stone, bronze), Berzsenyi Park (southwest corner)
II. World War II monument (creation of János Horváth-Béres, 2006, material wood), Szentjakabi Park
Cross (work by Ibolya Farkas, 2006, material stone and iron), Nádasdi utca
Tree of Life (artwork by Katalin Gera, 2006, material bronze), Városliget
Flórián statue (artwork by Imre Schrammel, 2004, material stone), Teleki utca - roof of corner building on Városház utca
Somogyi sportsmen's monument (by József Kling, 2003, limestone), Városliget
Sunwheel (creation of István Bors, 2000, material bronze), Europa park
Kakasmandikó (artwork by János Horváth-Béres, 2000, material wood), Csokonai utca 3. (in front of the Government Office)
Forest cyclamen (artwork of János Horváth-Béres, 2000, material wood), Uránia Star Observatory (Egyenesi út)
Fejedelem (work of József Kling, 1998 (inauguration year 2009), material marble, limestone and granite), Csokonai Street
Statue of Imre Nagy (created by Iván Paulikovics, 1996, material bronze), Imre Nagy park, Csokonai Street
Mother with child (artwork József Kling, 1996, material stone), Festetics Karolina Óvoda, Toponári út 49.
Memorial statue for the school's 75th anniversary (created by Márton Nagy Csikós, 1994, material wood), Munkácsy Mihály High School
Railway overpass monument (artwork by Gábor Borbás, 1994), Gilice street
Kopjafa in memory of the heroic dead and victims of the Don (created by Márton Nagy Csikós, 1993, material wood and stone), Imre Nagy park (Csokonai Street)
Kopja tree in memory of the martyrs of Somogy in 1956 (artwork by Lajos Fábián, 1993, material wood), Imre Nagy park
II. World War II monument (artwork by György Fusz, 1993, ceramic material), in 2015 it was moved from Jókai Liget to the Heroes' Church
Landscape sculpture composition (creation of István Bors, 1993, material bronze), University of Kaposvár
Mór Kaposi monument (by József Kampf, 1992, material stone, bronze), courtyard of Mór Kaposi Vármegyei Kórház
Kopja tree in memory of the Somogy martyrs of 1956 (creation of István Gerbera, 1990, material wood), Imre Nagy park
Statue of István Széchenyi (artwork of Tibor Borbás, 1990, material bronze), Széchenyi Square
Turulmadár (artwork by János Torm, 1990), Mihály Táncsics High School
Relief work by Gusztáv Bárczi (artwork by Ferenc Trischler, 1989, material bronze), Bárczi Gusztáv Street Special School, Bárczi Street 1.
Spatial sculpture (artwork by Sándor Kecskeméti, 1988, material stone), next to Füredi út 49-51
Four Seasons (creation of István Bors, 1985 (inauguration year 2010), material bronze), Noszlopy Street (fountains)
Sculpture group of children playing (by Péter Szabolcs, 1984, material bronze), Kinizsi housing estate
In memory of Táncsics (artwork by István Bors, 1983), Mihály Táncsics High School
Ash tree in memory of the deceased students and teachers of the high school (artwork by Márton Nagy Csikós, 1983, material wood), Mihály Táncsics High School
Students statue (artwork by Ferenc Trischler, 1983, material bronze), Mihály Munkácsy High School
Mermaid sculpture (by József Ispánky, 1978, material stone), Flower Bath
Building (creation of István Bors, 1977 (inauguration year 2008), material stone and bronze), Kossuth Square (from Noszlopy Street)
Bust of Mihály Vitéz Csokonai (work of János Fritz, 1977, material bronze), Fő utca 1.
Centenary monument (created by Imre Varga, 1975, material concrete and metal), Cseri park
Bust of Ilona Zrínyi (created by Sándor Mikus, 1975, material stone), Zrínyi school, Pázmány Péter utca 32/b
Bust of Gáspár Noszlopy (created by Frigyes Jenzer, 1975, material bronze), Noszlopy Gáspár Közgazdasági Zakközépskola, Szent Imre utca 2.
Reclining Woman (artwork by Sándor Hajdú, 1974, material stone), Albert Count Apponyi
Spring (artwork by István Bors, 1974, material bronze), City Hall staircase, Kossuth tér 1.
Memorial column and centenary plaque (1973, material concrete), Cseri park
Monument to the I. and II. in honor of the heroic dead of World War II (artwork József Kling, 1973, material wood), Noszlopy Gáspár Economic Vocational Secondary School, Szent Imre utca 2.
A mother with her child (artwork by Ferenc Matzon, 1973, material stone), kindergarten 76 Füredi utca
Statue of József Fodor (by József Ispánki, 1971, material bronze), Fodor József tér
Bust of János Vaszary (work by Klára Weeber, 1971, material bronze), Zárda utca – Bajcsy-Zsilinszly utca corner
Bust of Ferenc Rákóczi (created by Kálmán Németh, 1969, material stone), Rákóczi school, Kanizsai utca 67.
Kévevöntő (artwork by Béla Kucs, 1968, material stone), Tompa M. utca (in front of Cseri út ABC)
Motherhood statue (artwork of András Nagy Kiss, 1966), Virágfürdő
Sitting woman (artwork by Bálint József, 1965, material stone), Csokonai utca 4 (in front of the county library)
Woman with a Harp - Múzsa (artwork by László Marton, 1963, material stone), Rákóczi tér
Resting workers sculpture group (artwork by István Kiss, 1963, material stone), Kossuth Lajos utca 1-9
Statue of Sándor Petőfi (by József Stadler, 1963, material stone), Toponári Primary School, Toponári út 62.
Girl with a flower (artwork by Anna Kárpáti, 1962), Rákóczi school, Kanizsai utca 67.
Figure of a woman combing her hair (artwork by Miklós Varga, 1962, material stone), Kaposi Mór Vármegyei Kórház
Bust of Géza Gárdonyi (created by Miklós Varga, 1961, material bronze), Madár Street School, Madár Street 16.
Bust of Sándor Petőfi (created by Jenő Balogh, 1955, material stone), Petőfi Sándor Kindergarten, Petőfi utca 20.
Bust of Gergely Csiky (by József Ispánky, 1955, material stone), Gergely Csiky Theater
Statue of Sándor Petőfi (by József Ispánky, 1954, bronze material), Sándor Petőfi square
Statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola (1947, stone material), entrance of St. Imre Church, Szent Imre Street
Statue of István Németh, the mayor who built the city (by József Ispánky, 1939, bronze material), Berzsenyi park (northeast corner)
Bust of Dániel Berzsenyi (work of Károly Fetter, 1936, material bronze), Berzsenyi park
Bust of Ferenc Csik (artwork by Emő Lányi, 1936), Virágfürdő
Hercules statue - the monument of the 44th infantry regiment (artwork by Ernő Jálics, 1932, material bronze), Rákóczi tér
Sculptures of Ferenc Medgyessy (artwork by Ferenc Medgyessy, 1913, material stone), Rippl-Rónai-villa garden
Time-marking cottage (by Andor Horváth, 1913), Kossuth Square
Statue of Lajos Kossuth (created by János Kopits, 1911, material bronze), Kossuth Square
Military hero's monument 1866-69 (created by Lajos Lang and Krisztián Decker, 1872, stone material), Berzsenyi park
Wooden belfry and stone cross (19th century, material wood and stone), Ózaranypuszta
Saint János of Nepomuk (1781, material stone), Toponár, Kemping Street
Rococo Mária column (1770, stone material), Kossuth square
Szent Rókus (1766, material stone), Arany János tér
Saint János of Nepomuk (1742, material stone), Kossuth square
Gugyuló Jesus (1721, material wood), City Hall staircase, Kossuth tér 1.
Szent Vendel (18th century, material stone), Toponár (in front of the church)
Szent Flórián (second half of the 18th century, material stone), Toponár, Orci road junction
Monument to the Heroic Dead, in front of the Heroes' Church, Mindszenty tér
Sculptures of Márton Nagy Csikós (material wood and stone), Pipacs street
Tabernacle column with a copy of the Gugyuló Jesus statue, Béla Király utca – Csalogány utca intersection


Fountains, drinking fountains, decorative fountains

Beer mug (creation of Éva Szabó and Rita Sörös, 2009, material bronze and glass), intersection of Zrínyi-Bartók utca
Noszlopy street roundabout (artwork by Krisztina L. Balogh, 2009), intersection of András Áchim and Noszlopy streets
Kréta és Majoranna - climbing frame (artwork by Éva Szabó and Rita Sörös, 2008, material bronze and chrome steel), Béke-Füred housing estate
Raktár street roundabout (2008), intersection of Füredi and Raktár streets
Plaza (2008, material metal), Berzsenyi utca 1/3
Szarvas storehouse (2007, ceramic material), Petőfi tér 1-3.
Monument No. 56 in Kaposfüred (artwork by József Kling, 2006, material stone), Kaposfüred
Water globe - fountain (2006), Béke-Füred housing estate
Arany János tér fountain (2005), Arany János tér
Kossuth square fountains (artwork by János Ripszám, 2003, Moroccan limestone), Kossuth square
Kossuth square drinking fountain (Éva Ambrus, 2003, ceramic material), Kossuth square
Bethlen square fountain (2002, material stone), Bethlen square
Zsolnay decorative fountain (2001, ceramic material), Berzsenyi park
Floating ornamental fountain (2001), Városliget
Europa park fountain (2000, material Moroccan limestone), Europa park
Ceramic fountain (artwork by Magda Matola and Gusztáv Adamis, 1997), Berzsenyi utca 11.
Bajcsy-Zsilinszky street fountain (1993), Bajcsy-Zsilinszky street 28.
Anna utca drinking fountain (artwork by Katalin Gera, 1990, bronze and stone), Anna utca 6.
Zsolnay drinking fountain (artwork of György Fürtös, 1988, ceramic material), Fő utca 21.
Panka decorative fountain (created by Klára Weeber, 1986, material bronze and stone), Nemzetőr row
Fairy Rose decorative fountain (artwork by Katalin Gera, 1983, material stone), Theater Park
Honvéd utca decorative fountain (creation of István Z. Soós, 1974, material metal and ceramic), Honvéd utca 57.
Boy with fish (artwork by György Farsang, 1962), Mór Kaposi Vármegyei Kórház
Rippl-Rónai fountain (artwork of Ferenc Medgyessy, 1950, material stone), Rippl-Rónai square
Saint István's well (artwork by Jenő Bory, 1938), on the Kossuth Square side of the Assumption Cathedral
Waterfall (1933), Theater Park
Dészkút with dancing couples (artwork by Gyula Akt, 1913, majolica and pyrogranite materials), in front of Csiky Gergely Theater
PTE-EK-KKK I. (work by Klára Weeber, material stone), Szent Imre utca 14/b
PTE-EK-KKK II. (artwork by Klára Weeber), Szent Imre utca 14/b
Szentjakabi Abbey (by József Kling), Várdomb 1.


Churches, houses of prayer, parishes

Roman Catholic
Cathedral of Our Lady (1885–1886)
St. Imre Church (1912)
Parish of the Heart of Jesus (Church of Heroes) (1927)
Szent Margit-Szent József parish (two churches belong to it in the North-West part of the city and in the Béke-Füred housing estate: the Szent Margit and Szent József churches)
Calvary Chapel (Donner) (1893)
Holy Cross Parish (Donner)
Church in Kaposfüred
Kaposhegy baroque chapel (second half of the 18th century)
Holy Trinity Church (Toponár, baroque monument)
Ivánfahegy St. Donat Chapel (baroque, first half of the 18th century)
Roman Hill Chapel (1906)
Lonkahegy Chapel (1897)
Kecelhegy Chapel (1904)
The copy of the last earthly residence of the Virgin Mary, the Ephesus house, is in Kaposfüred

Evangelical Church (1929)
Reformed Church (1907)
Kaposvár Jewish Community
Kaposvár Congregation of the Adventist Church
Baptist Church - Békévár House of Prayer (1997)
Jehovah's Witnesses
Faith Church
Christian Advent Community - Bible House
Kaposvár Congregation of the Methodist Church
Early Christian Apostolic Church
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Four Sisters Spring and Kőér Spring in the Gyertyános Valley
Cserkész spring (formerly Vándor spring) and Spanish spring (formerly Esperanto spring) in Töröcskei park forest
Balla well under the Kapos hill
Latinca spring in the Nádasdi forest
Desedai spring at the arboretum bridge

Other landmarks
Pannon Riding Academy - site of world equestrian competitions
Virágfürdő - experience spa, swimming pool and spa
Wooden belfry and stone cross from the 19th century - monument Zaranypusztán


The origin of his name

The name of the town comes from the word combination “gate” and “castle”, reminiscent of a castle built in the 13th century in the swampy Kapos Valley. The name of the settlement first appeared in 1009, in the charter of St. Stephen defining the boundaries of the bishopric of Pécs.

Throughout history, the city has received special names in many languages. German Kopisch, Ruppertsberg, Ruppertsburg; Croatian officially Kapošvar; Slovenian Rupertgrad; Turkish Kapoşvar; and in Serbian, Капошвар, Kapošvar. It used to be called Kapušar by the South Slavs of the inhabitants, Kapušar by the ducal arable lands, and Kapušvar by the islanders.



Kaposvár is located on the two banks of the river Kapos, in the area of ​​the Somogy hills, in a wonderful environment, between the slopes of Zselic. The Zselic Landscape Protection Area is located in the southern part.

The city, like ancient Rome, was built on seven hills, named: Kecel, Körtönye, Lonka, Iszák, Kapos, Roma and Ivánfa (but some do not list exactly the same seven hills (the locals call them all mountains). Today they form the southern parts of Kaposvár. The highest point of the city is approx. It lies 260 m above sea level, about 1 km south of Töröcske, along the so-called Postakocsi road, which was once the most important route between Kaposvár and Szigetvár.

In the part of Zselicség towards Kaposvár, five watercourses flow into the Kapos River. The Berki stream, which originates in the Ropolyi forest, flows into Kapos at the foot of Kecel Hill, and the Töröcskei stream at the confluence of the Cser and Donner districts. The Zselic stream, or as it was called by the locals for a long time, originating in the Pölöskei forest, while the Ivánfai and Nádasdi streams in the eastern part of the city also increase the flow of the river. In the area of ​​the city, from the north, four more streams with lower water flows carry water to the river, namely the Csörge, Füred, Kisgáti and Deseda streams.

The 8-kilometer-long Lake Deseda, with its 30-hectare arboretum, is located in the northern part of Kaposvár.

Lake Balaton is 50 km away, Pécs is 60 km away, Nagykanizsa is 70 km away, Szekszárd is 90 km away and Budapest is 185 km from the city.



Kaposvár and its surroundings were covered by the Pannonian Sea ten million years ago. The current topography of the region was formed after the Ice Age. The area of the city is already i. e. It was inhabited around the 5th millennium. I. e. Around 400, Celtic peoples settled in the countryside. The marshy area was avoided by the more important ancient routes, so the presence of the Romans and Avars was not significant.


After the conquest

The name Kapos (Latin: Copus) is already mentioned in the foundation letter of the Pécs bishopric issued by King István I in 1009. In 1061, Ottó (Atha), Bishop of Somogy, founded a Benedictine monastery in Kapossszentjakabon, within the administrative boundaries of today's city, at the consecration of which King Solomon and Prince Géza took part. Later, the church center was often visited by other kings, and the visits accelerated the development of the settlement.


In Turkish times

Kaposvár castle was built in the 13th century along the Kapos river. The building with a square floor plan was rebuilt from an earth castle to a stone castle in the 15th century, its four bastions were built in the 16th century. Due to the expansion of the Turks, the role of the small fortress was later enhanced. It was difficult to approach the area, so the castle was a refuge for the refugees, but the Turks captured it in 1555 after a five-day siege. In 1558, Kaposvár received the right of a market town. The city was freed from Turkish rule in 1686 after 131 years. As a result of the wars, the condition of the castle deteriorated greatly, it was demolished in 1702 by order of the Hungarian king Lipót I, and the remaining ruins were demolished in 1931. Today, the remains of two bastions can be seen, and the round bastion in the southeast and the rectangular corner tower in the southwest are also on the surface.


The rebirth of the city

The town was rebuilt in the 18th century on the higher ground north of the castle. From 1690, it belonged to the estates of the Esterházy family, who made it the center of their estates in Somogy, so the economic and administrative role of the settlement continued to grow. In 1749, the seat of the county of Somogy was established here. A large part of those who moved to the county seat consisted of industrialists and merchants, who started Kaposvár on the path of civic development. The population grew continuously, the most important public institutions were built. In 1800, its population barely exceeded 3,000 people, but in 1900, surveys counted 18,218 people. The 1910 census already had 24,124 inhabitants, while the population of Kaposvár was 29,470 in the 1920 census. After the compromise, the intensive development of the city's life began, as a result of which it was declared a city with an organized council in 1873. In the following years, railway lines facilitating contact with other parts of the country were built one after the other. The main Budapest-Gyékényes-Zágráb-Fiume railway line was built touching Kaposvár, parallel to this, the Dombóvár-Zákány railway connection established in 1872 also passed through Kaposvár. Kaposvár was the terminus for the local railway lines that were being built at that time, such as Fonyód, Siófok, Barcs and Szigetvár, which made the town important from a transport point of view. Kaposvár developed into a major industrial city (sugar production, machinery manufacturing, slaughterhouse). In 1891, there were 1,443 houses in the town.



At the beginning of the 20th century, Kaposvár was one of the few Hungarian cities that already had water pipes. Its streets paved with asphalt and macadam were lit with electricity. The building of the new town hall was handed over in 1904. In 1911, the famous Csiky Gergely Theater was opened, whose troupe became the defining troupe of Hungarian theater life from the beginning of the 1970s.

Even at the beginning of the 20th century, the county of Somogy had only one town, Kaposvár, which had the rank of a town with an organized council before 1930, then a county town due to the change of name. In 1942, it received the status of a city with legal authority, but this was only actually implemented in 1945, so Kaposvár did not belong to Somogy county until 1950. At the time of the 1950 county arrangement, the legal status of a city with legal authority ceased on June 15, 1950. From then on, Kaposvár belonged to Somogy County, and until 1954 its legal status was a city subordinated directly to the county council, from 1954 a city with district rights, and then from 1971 simply became a city. In 1990, the county seat regained the status of a city with county rights.

At the beginning of the period between the two wars, significant changes took place in the life of the city. After the First World War, the city of Kaposvár requested 22 billion kroner from the stabilization loan issued to Hungarian cities, the so-called Speyer loan, but only 13 billion was finally disbursed, from which amount the filter basin of the sewage plant was restored, and the civil boys' school and one of the Eszterházy utca were built. the most beautiful part is the girls' high school. The trade association headquarters, the new and then state-of-the-art city cinema building, and the new Catholic church were built, largely thanks to public donations. The Reformed Church, which had a small number of local believers, built its meeting house, supported by the sympathy of the predominantly Catholic population at the time. The building of the fire department was expanded, and its equipment was upgraded to European level. The local public sanitation plant was supplied with watering trucks, and the Mother and Child Home moved to a permanent location. Shortly after the First World War, the transformer building and the first nine transformer towers of the transmission line electricity network were built. A municipal sports field and a beach built near the Kapos river were also established. The streets were resurfaced, many public parks were created, and as the "Flower Kaposvár" movement developed, flower borders were created not only in front of private houses, but also along the roads. The Minister of the Interior presented the city with a certificate of appreciation for the creation of the "Flower Kaposvár" (1929), which was awarded to dr. Mayor György Vékt took over. "Virágos Kaposvár" was the only local tradition that was adopted in an unchanged form by the leadership of the city during the socialist period. The city's artistic life was brought together by the Dániel Berzsenyi Literary and Art Society until nationalization. An exhibition of the works of local or Somogy County artists was organized on an annual basis.

During the bourgeois life, singing and song circles were a very popular and useful activity, which operated in good numbers in the city. There were municipal, postman, industrial, railway, worker, Catholic and Reformed church choirs. A city symphony orchestra, a railway orchestra, a military orchestra and a youth orchestra worked.

The area and population of the city continued to grow in the 20th century. Kaposszentjakab was added in 1950, Kaposfüred, Toponár and Töröcské in 1973. The number of its inhabitants tripled, reaching 75,000 at the end of the 70s. Kaposvár became a county town in 1990 and a Roman Catholic episcopal seat in 1993.

The county seat is an active garrison of the Hungarian Defense Forces, where the MH 64th Logistic Regiment of József Szabó Boconád is located. Previously, from 1957, the command of the MN 9th Mechanized Rifle Division could be found until 1987, when the 2nd Mechanized Corps was created. Later, the corps was named the 2nd Military District Command as a peace corps. When the corps was liquidated in 2001, it operated under the name of the 2nd Mechanized Division as a higher unit. Previously, the garrison housed the MN 54th Reconnaissance Battalion until 1976. The 45th News Battalion and the 99th Zselic Police Commandant Battalion and their legal successor is the MH 45th Nozzlopy Gáspár Command Security Battalion. The latter ceased to exist in 1995.


In the new millennium

Kaposvár became one of the most significant cities in Transdanubia, the co-center of Southern Transdanubia. On January 1, 2000, Kaposvár University was founded by merging the Pannon University of Agricultural Sciences and the Csokonai Vitéz Mihály Teacher Training College. In 2003, Kossuth Square was transformed into an ornamental square, which became one of the main attractions of the city and in 2017 it became the most beautiful square in Europe. In 2008, the city won the City of the Year award in the public vote of Hungarian Television. On June 4, 2011, Kaposvár's runic place name board was inaugurated.

In recent decades, the county seat of Somogy has become one of the most dynamically developing settlements in the country. In recent years, many developments and investments have taken place: the downtown was reborn, the county hospital was rebuilt, public buildings, public areas, and industrial areas were built and renewed, and new local buses ply the city's roads. In 2017, the monument building of the renovated railway station was handed over. Also in 2017, Mayor Károly Szita launched the Németh István Program, within the framework of which HUF 185 billion is spent on city developments.


Coat of arms

The coat of arms of Kaposvár is a military shield with a pointed base, on the green triple stack of its blue field there is a castle gate built of ashlar stones, with three parapet walls with portholes above it. The gate is a raised semi-circle, in which the capstone and the three symmetrically located stones of the gut are larger on the right and left. The gate has a raised latch. On the bastion, there are three towers of the same height, each with one loophole and three gables in its defensive walls. On the upper edge of the shield is a natural-colored helmet turned slightly to the right, with a red lining, golden border and straps, around the neck on a gold ribbon, with a gold medallion. The gold helmet crown is five-pronged and decorated with rubies, emeralds and pearls. The helmet ornament repeats the gate bastion of the coat of arms. The shards are blue and gold from the right, red and silver from the left.



The population of Kaposvár was 66,245 on January 1, 2011, which was 21% of the total population of Somogy County. The city is the most densely populated settlement in Somogy County, with an average of 583.2 people per square kilometer that year. The age composition of the population is unfavorable. At the beginning of 2011, the weight of the population under the age of 19 was 21%, and over 60 was 25%. The gender ratio is unfavorable, as there are 1,194 women for every 1,000 men. In 2017, the average life expectancy at birth was 71.7 years for men and 78.7 years for women. Based on the census data, 5% of the city's population, about 3,406 people, declared themselves to belong to a minority. Most of them declared themselves to be of Gypsy, German and Croatian nationality. The vast majority of Kaposvár residents who claim to belong to a religious community consider themselves Roman Catholic. In addition, the reformed and evangelical churches are still significant in the city.

From the second half of the 20th century, the population of Kaposvár grew rapidly. The largest number of people lived in the county seat in 1980, 72,377, and the city's population has been decreasing ever since.


Ethnic composition

According to the data of the 2001 census, the population of the city was 68,697 people, of which the number of respondents was 67,188 people, 65,032 people declared themselves Hungarian, while 1,178 people declared themselves Gypsies, however, it should be noted that the proportion of Gypsies (Roma) in Hungary is significantly higher than in censuses. 515 Germans, 170 Croats and 48 Poles claimed to be of ethnic origin.

According to the 2011 census data, the city's population was 66,245 people, of which the number of respondents was 60,082 people, 56,676 people declared themselves Hungarian. The data show that the number of people who identify themselves as Hungarian has decreased significantly over ten years, the main reason for this being that more people did not answer. Over the past ten years, the number of nationalities in Kaposvár has grown most significantly for Gypsies (1,434 people), Germans (755 people) and Russians (71 people). The number of Romanians (83 people) has doubled. The number of people who identify themselves as Croats (141 people) has decreased slightly over the past ten years. Within the county, Kaposvár is home to the largest number of nationalities who identify themselves as German, Russian, Romanian and Polish.


Religious composition

Based on the 2001 census data, nearly three quarters (74.7%) of the population in Kaposvár belonged to a religious denomination. The largest religion in the city is Christianity, the most common form of which is Catholicism (64.3%). Within the Catholic Church, the number of Roman Catholics was 43,946, while that of Greek Catholics was 205. There were also large Protestant communities in the city, mainly Reformed (5,010 people) and Evangelicals (1,441 people). Orthodox Christianity is considered to be the religion of certain national minorities living in the country (Russians, Romanians, Serbs, Bulgarians, Greeks), whose number was insignificant compared to the entire urban population (23 people). There were many other smaller Christian church communities throughout the city. The number of people belonging to the Jewish religious community was 49. The number of those who did not want to answer regarding their religious affiliation was considered significant (9.7%). 15% of the city's population declared themselves non-denominational.

Based on the data of the 2011 census, only slightly more than half of the population (53.4%) was affiliated with a religious denomination. In the ten years between the two censuses, religious affiliation decreased significantly, one of the reasons for this being that many people did not answer. The largest religion was still Christianity, including Catholicism (44.9%), but during the ten years the number of people belonging to the Catholic religion dropped by a quarter. Within the Catholic Church, the number of Roman Catholics was 29,590, while the number of Greek Catholics was 115. The number of Protestant communities also fell: only 3,603 people declared themselves to be Reformed, and only 1,006 people declared themselves to be Lutheran. The number of Orthodox Christians, on the other hand, rose to 31 people. Smaller Christian church communities continued to function. The number of people belonging to the Jewish religious community decreased to 47 people. Overall, it can be said that over the past ten years, the number of people belonging to all other church denominations, except the Orthodox, has decreased significantly. On the other hand, the proportion of those who did not want to answer regarding their religious affiliation (28.5%) tripled in ten years. Already 18.1% of the city's population declared themselves non-denominational.



In the past, the city was divided into districts, but this division has been abolished - however, older street name signs still remind us of it. The districts broadly follow the old division, except for the newer areas. In several city districts, sub-municipalities also support the operation of city administration and administration.

The commercial, tourism, educational and state administrative center of the county seat is the Belváros, whose catchment area extends beyond the city and the county. During the decades of socialism, significant housing estates were built in the areas northwest of the city center (for example, the largest residential building in Transdanubia, the 330-apartment Sávház, is located here), a third of the city's population lives in this area. There are plenty of green spaces in the city center and in the housing estates (tree rows, parks, flower beds). Kaposvár - just like ancient Rome - was built on seven hills, which today form the southern part of the county seat, where elegant villa districts, single-family houses and garden areas have developed. In the southern parts of the city, the lankas of Zselic stretch.

The area of Kaposvár has grown continuously over the past centuries, thus reaching the border of the surrounding settlements. Kaposszentjakab (from the east), Kaposfüred and Toponár (from the north) in 1970, and Töröcské (from the south) were added in 1950. These are still family-owned areas today. Between Toponár and Kaposfüred, in the northern part of the city, lies the 8 km long Deseda lake, a popular resting place for the people of Kaposvár.



Road network

As the center of Somogy County, Kaposvár is the meeting point for roads of national and county importance. It can be reached from Budapest by road from two directions: on the M7 and from Balatonszemes on highway 67; and on the M6 and from Dunaföldvár on highway 61. Pécs can be reached on highway 66, Nagykanizsa and Dombóvár on highway 61, and Balaton and Szigetvár on highway 67. The town has direct road connections with Barcc, Fonyód (road 6701) and Szántód (road 6505). Highway 61 bypasses the city from the north, so it can be reached from the east and west via highway 610. From Kaposvár, you can reach the Somogy and Transdanubian settlements, the country's county seats and the capital with scheduled bus services.

In 2017, the conversion of the section of highway 67 between Kaposvár and Lake Balaton into a four-lane expressway began, and according to plans, the M9 highway connecting Szombathely with Szeged will also touch the city later. The Kaposfüred district is already bypassed by highway 67, the old route is now numbered 65 146.

The administrative area of the city is also affected by a few other lower-ranking routes that are numbered as national public roads. An example of this is road 6709 between Kaposfüred and Juta.


Railway network

Kaposvár can be reached from the capital on the Budapest–Dombóvár–Pécs railway line, and from Dombóvár on the Dombóvár–Gyékényes railway line. There are also direct InterCity flights between the two cities (Rippl-Rónai, Somogy, Géza Kresz). There is frequent train service to Gyékényes and Nagykanizsa, and to Dombóvár, from where you can also get to Pécs by train, and on Fridays and weekends you can also reach Pécs directly with a couple of InterRégió trains a day. Lake Balaton can be reached on the Kaposvár–Siófok railway line and the Kaposvár–Fonyód railway line. At the beginning of the 20th century, trains left from Kaposvár in six directions, but with the termination of the Kaposvár–Barcs railway line and the Kaposvár–Szigetvár railway line at the end of the 1970s, four directions remain today.

The city has six railway stations and railway stops. Kaposvár's main train station is the downtown train station, which is located close to the local bus station and the long-distance bus station. There are smaller stops in different parts of the city: Kaposszentjakab (formerly Kaposvár-Közvágóhíd), Tüskevár (Kapostüskevár, formerly known as Kaposvár Textilművek), Répáspustán, Toponár and Kaposfüred.

A separate freight station was built in the Keleti district, next to the industrial parks, to serve the significant rail freight traffic.


Local public transport

Kaposvár's public transport is managed by Kaposvár Közlekedési Zrt. on 29 bus lines, providing an average of 42,000 trips per day. Bus service started in the city in the 1920s. The settlement's bus network is easy to understand and has a radial system. From the center of the county seat (Petőfi tér), virtually any part of the city can be easily reached by bus without having to transfer, but transport between the outer parts of the city takes place via the center of the city, with a transfer. One of the big events of 2015 was that all the city's buses were replaced for the first time in the country. The residents of the city voted on the burgundy color of the new gas-powered, low-floor vehicles.


Public bicycle system

In October 2015, the bicycle sharing system called Kaposvár Tekergő was launched in the city. Initially, 26 bicycles and 6 scooters were available for rent at 4 stations (three inside the city, one near Deseda). When the system was introduced, it was unique in Hungary, as it was the first time electric assisted bicycles were used here.


Air Transport

Five kilometers from Kaposvár is the Kaposújlak airport, which has a 620 m concrete runway and a 1,200 m grass runway, which are mostly used for sports today. Sightseeing flights are also launched from the airport.



The industry and economy of Kaposvár began to develop in the 19th century, then expanded in the period between the two world wars, and underwent a kind of transformation as a result of the market shrinking due to the change of the national border. The change and growth of industry and trade greatly influenced the development of the city. The large numerical growth of the population was related to the territorial expansion of the city and the changes in industry and trade following the First World War.

In addition to traditional, already existing industries, heavy industry was represented by companies such as the Első Kaposvári Iron Foundry, Gép- és Pénzskrebygyár and Kútfúró Vállalat, established in 1905, which mainly specialized in agricultural machinery and equipment and tools for the mill industry. The number of its employees was 100-150 people, which number initially showed a decline after the First World War. The factory operated directly next to the Kapos canal in an area of 4,800 square meters. He produced ironwork for buildings and wrought iron structures for the Rózsa Ignác Locksmith Factory, founded in 1903, which participated in major local projects such as the palace being built for the Somogy County and Economic Financial Institutions, or the Crown, then the Turul Hotel, or the civil schools being built iron works.

Another defining branch of Kaposvár's industry is the food industry. One of the largest plants in the city was the sugar factory of the Mezőgazdasági Ipari Reszvénytársaság (MIR). The factory was in operation from 1894, mainly based on the supply of powdered sugar and sugar from Northern Italy. The settlement of the sugar factory became the starting point for the development of the Pécsi utca district. During and after the First World War, it changed its trade and exported its products mainly to the Balkan countries and England. With the reconstruction of the factory in 1929, it was the fourth largest of the country's 13 sugar factories at the time. In terms of production data, it was the most significant agricultural plant in Transdanubia, which was set up to process sugar beet in the area, thus developing into one of the plants employing the largest number of producers and workers not only in the city, but also in the county. The MIR sugar factory expanded its production capacities in 1935 with the Helios cannery, which primarily specialized in the production of canned tomatoes. In 1936, it was only able to process 3-4 wagons of tomatoes per day, but in 1943, it was able to increase its production to 100 cases per day.

One of the well-known breweries in South Transdanubia was Első Kaposvár Sörgyár Rt., which was founded in 1908 as a private enterprise. The enterprise, which reached several stages of development and continuously developed in its production, was transformed into a joint-stock company in 1920, the chairmanship of which was held by the large landowner Count Ferenc Széchényi. One of the brewery's most popular products was the specialty light beer called Őserő and the brown beer called Nótás, but Somogyi Virtus brown beer and Kupa Vezér light beer were also popular. In 1921, its annual production was 12,000 hectoliters. In addition to beer production, they also produced 60 masas of ice per day, fully meeting the city's ice needs. The production of the brewery declined from 1927, in 1930 the brewery was ruined and its factories were liquidated.

Plans were made long before, but the factory building of the Kaposvár Hazai Malomipari Rt. was built only during the First World War in 1916. Production began in 1917, and it soon became known throughout the country for its premium quality milling products, especially when the company, briefly referred to as Hazai Malom, received a certificate of praise for its excellent products at the food industry exhibition in Balatonfüred. The rise of its production occurred in the period between the two wars. Kaposvár's notable chemical company related to agricultural production was Pál Haidekker's steam soap factory, which gained national fame, founded by the owner in 1851, and which had a great impact on local pork processing, and later, when it moved to a new building in 1909, steam and equipped with electric machines, it multiplied its production. The company was established as a joint-stock company in 1922. At that time, its most famous, nationally known product was Holló soap, which was also exported abroad, mainly before the First World War.

In 1904, the Kaposvári Merchants' Association was founded, the number of members of which increased continuously in parallel with the development of the town, and by 1927 its membership had grown to more than 660 people. In addition to traditional food and millinery shops, there are fur shops, florists, antique dealers, book and paper shops, technical and electronic shops, several furniture stores, car showrooms...etc. it worked.

After the Second World War, during the period of socialism, additional factories were established in the city. After the change of regime, some of the factories were demolished, closed or changed owners, but Kaposvár's industrial central character remained, because in the past decades, new factories and plants were built in the area of the county seat. Factories of national and international importance currently operating in the city: Kaposvár sugar factory (the only sugar factory in the country operates in Kaposvár!), Kométa, Videoton, Kaposvár Electricity Factory, Metyx, Fino Tejüzem, Purina, Cabero, etc. Most of the industrial areas are located in the Keleti district and Tüskevár.



Public education

Kaposvár is a school town. There are 5 nurseries, 25 kindergartens, 20 elementary schools and the same number of secondary education institutions in the county seat, with 20,000 students studying in them. In addition to state and municipal educational institutions, there are also private, foundation and church-run ones, as well as art, sports and language schools.

The largest primary school in the city is Zoltán Kodály Central Primary School, its largest secondary schools are Mihály Táncsics High School, Munkácsy Mihály High School, Eötvös Loránd Technical Vocational High School, Vocational School and College, and István Széchenyi Trade and Catering Vocational School. One of Hungary's most modern colleges in Kaposvár, the Klebelsberg Secondary College, was built to meet the housing needs of high school students.


Higher education

Kaposvár is a university town. Higher education institutions have been operating in the county seat since the middle of the 20th century. On January 1, 2000, the Pannon University of Agricultural Sciences and Csokonai Vitéz Mihály Teacher Training College were merged to form the since-expanded Kaposvár University, which is one of the most modern higher education institutions in the country. In addition, the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Pécs also operates a training center in the city.


Cultural life

There is a lively cultural life in Kaposvár. One of the most famous theaters in the country, the Csiky Gergely Theater, operates here, in which internationally recognized creative work has been going on for decades. The city's art and folk dance ensembles are known beyond the country's borders. Every year, Kaposvár hosts prestigious cultural events: the events of Mihály Vitéz Csokonai's comedy Dorottya are elaborated on in the February carnival parade. The Kaposvár Spring Festival in March welcomes those interested with high-quality musical and theater performances and fine art exhibitions. Every May, the Rippl-Rónai Festival (formerly: Painters' City Atmosphere Festival) is held - Kaposvár is the city of painters: the hometown of József Rippl-Rónai, János Vaszary and Sándor Galimberti, and Lajos Kunffy, Mihály Zichy, Bernáth Aurél and Endre Szász are also connected to the city. At the ruins of the Benedictine abbey in Kaposszentjakab, the series of events called Szentjakab Summer Evenings is held every summer. During the International Youth Sports Festival, soccer teams from all over the world come to the county seat. The Kaposfest music and art festival (previously known as the Kaposvár International Chamber Music Festival) became famous in Europe in a few years. Regional, national and international scientific conferences, meetings, fairs, championships and world equestrian competitions add color to the offer. In recent decades, the Kaposvár International Spring Fair, the International Exhibition and Fair from the Alps to the Adriatic, and the Kapos Expo attracted hundreds of foreign and Hungarian exhibitors, businessmen and thousands of visitors.


Cultural institutions, associations

Gergely Csiky Theatre
Roxínház Kaposvár
Gyula Takats Vármegye Municipal Library
Sándor Petőfi Memorial Library
BábSzínTér (puppet theater)
Déryné Wandering Theater Company
Somogy Dance Ensemble (the legal successor of the Somogy County Folk Ensemble)
Kaposvár Symphony Orchestra
Ferenc Liszt Music School
Kaposvár University Rippl-Rónai Faculty of Arts
Kaposvár University Cultural Center (Antal Németh Cultural Center)
Füred Rock Color Circle (FRSZK)
Rainbow Cultural Center (Rainbow Cultural Center)
Együd Árpád Cultural Center
In 1989, the national Károly Kós Association was founded in Kaposvár


Museums, exhibitions

Ripple-Rhône Museum
Vaszary Gallery (successor of the Somogyi Gallery, founded in 1996, mainly hosts temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists)
Vaszary Memorial House (permanent exhibition of painter János Vaszary)
Crocodile Zoo Terrarium
Benedictine Abbey of Kaposszentjakab
Rippl-Rónai Memorial Museum
Somogyi Sports Museum
Mineral exhibition
Somogy County Archives
Steiner collection (cast iron stoves, wall wells, crosses, household objects)
Tin industry history exhibition
Doll world (collection of porcelain dolls)
Somogy Trade Anno (trading relics of the past)
Bors-Honty Memorial Room
Kaposfüred Gallery and Sculpture Park
Railway Memorial Museum – Kapostüskevár (Verebélÿ László Railway History Association Non-profit Organization)


Main programs, permanent events

Kaposvár Spring Festival
Rippl-Rónai Festival (before 2014 name: City of Painters Mood Festival)
Kaposfest – International Music and Art Festival (formerly: Kaposvár International Chamber Music Festival)
Kaposvár Carnival - Dorottya Days, Kaposvár Hills Carnival Half Marathon running race
Szentjakabi Summer Evenings
International Horse Archery Competition in the Kassai Valley
Cabbage Food Gastronomic Festival (in the Kaposfüred district)
Kaposvár Honey Festival (every September since 2007)
National Sheet Music and Folk Song Singing Competition
International Youth Sports Festival (in 2013 it was expanded to include handball and basketball, and later volleyball)
Performances of the Csiky Gergely Theater
Performances of Roxínház Kaposvár
The shows of the Déryné Vándorszíntársúlat
Puppet theater performances
The programs of the Somogy Dance Group
Kaposvár Livestock Breeding Days (KÁN)
Kaposvár Advent
The city is ours!
Kaposvár University Days (KEN)
Events of the Együd Árpád Cultural Center


Cityscape strategy

In 2016, Kaposvár was the first Hungarian city to develop a unified city branding and city image strategy, the essence of which is that the settlement tries to present itself in as many places as possible using the same colors and symbols. According to this new strategy, Kaposvár's logo is the letter K, formed from the stylized shape of the four most important buildings on Kossuth Square, and the city's main colors are bright yellow and dark blue: advertising posters, welcome and direction signs are made in these colors, and these colors are used in the municipality's official documents , and the new Kaposvár Card is like this, for example.



The sports life of Kaposvár is multifaceted, the county seat can also boast the titles of Sports City of the Nation and Equestrian Sports Settlement. Equestrian bases surround the city, where equestrian sports are taught and European-level competitions are organized several times a year. The largest indoor equestrian center in the country operates at the Pannon Equestrian Academy belonging to Kaposvár University. The city's largest sports facility is the Rákóczi Stadium, which also hosts the local first-class football team; as well as the Kaposvár Arena, the Kaposvár City Sports Hall and its Facilities (where the Kaposvár Sports Center and Sports School and the Kaposvár Ice Hall also operate) and the Csik Ferenc Competition Arena. The sports activities of fin swimmers are also outstanding in the city, the Adorján SE association has trained two world champions.

In 2022, the third stage of the world-famous Giro d'Italia bicycle race started from Kaposvár.


Famous people

They were born in Kaposvár

On February 2, 1800, actor Sándor Abday
On May 23, 1805, Alajos Záborszky, lawyer, member of parliament
On October 23, 1837, Mór Kaposi, dermatologist, university professor, first describer of Kaposi's sarcoma
On October 9, 1842 Manó Kónyi stenographer, publicist, organizer of the permanent stenographer's office of the Parliament in 1865 with Adolf Fenyvessy
On May 23, 1861, József Rippl-Rónai, painter, graphic artist
On September 10, 1864, the poet Fruzina Szalay
On May 13, 1865, art collector Ödön Rippl-Rónai's legacy of 1,257 pieces has been on permanent display since 1990
On November 30, 1867, János Vaszary, painter, graphic artist
On July 10, 1872[61] Károly Sebestyén, born Schosberger, theater critic, literary historian, philosophical writer, literary translator; director of the Academy of Drama (1928–1930), member of the Kisfaludy Society (1929).
On April 4, 1874, Marton Manó, journalist, editor, poet
On May 31, 1883, painter Sándor Galimberti
On May 23, 1894, Pál Somogyi (Steiner until 1949), poet and writer.
On June 7, 1896, Prime Minister Imre Nagy, martyr of the 1956 revolution
On June 10, 1899, Ferenc Martyn, sculptor, painter, graphic artist, illustrator and ceramicist
On April 14, 1912, Colonel-General Béla Király, the first representative of Kaposvár in the 1st constituency, external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
On October 21, 1912, Juan Gyenes (János Gyenes), Hungarian-born photographer
On December 12, 1913, Ferenc Csik was an Olympic champion swimmer
On January 17, 1915, brave László Merész, a World War II hero awarded with the Hungarian Medal of Valor[62]
On September 4, 1915, Árpád Lengyel, Olympic bronze medalist, European champion swimmer, lawyer
October 29, 1924. János Haraszti, Hungarian veterinarian, university professor, researcher, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
On August 23, 1929, Zoltán Czibor is a footballer of the Golden Team and Barcelona
On May 6, 1932, Antal Bolvári was an Olympic champion water polo player
On February 19, 1938, István Bors Munkácsy, Mihály Prize-winning sculptor
On March 11, 1943, Andor Lukáts, Kossuth and Jászai Mari award-winning actor and director
On May 12, 1943, poet Éva Czipri
On August 1, 1944, poet István Kemsei
On September 10, 1944, Judit Pogány is a Kossuth award-winning actress
On August 31, 1945, Anna Pfeffer became an Olympic silver medalist and world champion kayaker
On April 1, 1948, István Gyenesei, Hungarian politician, Member of Parliament, Minister of Local Government
On March 26, 1953, Péter Frankl, mathematician, external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
On May 26, 1955 László Kollár, chemical engineer, corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, university professor
On June 25, 1956, György Németh, Hungarian ancient historian, classical philologist, doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
On October 3, 1960, Ilona Ivancsics is a theater artist
On May 22, 1961, composer Béla Faragó
On April 18, 1965, poet Gábor Rozsos
On September 10, 1967, Zoltán Őszi is a graphic artist and illustrator
On January 20, 1969, Csilla Molnár became a beauty queen
On August 5, 1969, actor Tamás Ujláb
On May 27, 1970, actress Klári Varga
On May 27, 1970, actress Zsuzsa Varga
On February 28, 1971, actor Zsolt Homonnay
On February 1, 1975, Kriszta D. Tóth, presenter, journalist, employee of public television
On March 10, 1976, actor Tamás Szvath
On September 20, 1977, Róbert Waltner became a national football player
On June 29, 1980, Norbert Kiss was selected by the world champion bowler
On March 9, 1983, Jr. Kornél Németh is a motocross racer
On October 9, 1984, actor and presenter Tamás Szabó Kimmel
August 1, 1984 Király Róbert Belián Deaflympic champion water polo player
On December 8, 1984, Zoltán Jovánczai is a Hungarian footballer and striker
On April 22, 1986, Olympian Leila Gyenesei
On February 24, 1991, Zsófia Kovács became world champion fin swimmer
On March 4, 1993, actor Balázs Koltai-Nagy


They lived or live in Kaposvár

Director Tamás Ascher
István Avar is a national football player
László Babarczy is a director, theater director, university professor
Juli Básti is an actor
Bene Ferenc is an Olympic champion footballer and the namesake of the football academy of the Rákóczi FC in Kaposvári
Bernáth Aurél is a painter, graphic designer, art teacher, art writer
Zoltán Bezerédi is an artist and film director
Róbert Cey-Bert is a writer, psychosociologist, food historian, university professor
Eszter Csákányi is an actress
Csapó Virág is an artist
Árpád Csernák is a writer and actor
Csonka Ibolya is an actress
József Csorba (Nagyszőlős, January 11, 1789 – Pest, November 23, 1858) – physician, chief physician of Somogy county, he founded the county hospital in Kaposvár, which opened in 1844.
László Csurka is an actor and director
Ferenc Druzsin is a literary historian
István Eörsi is a writer, poet, literary translator, publicist
Károly Eperjes is an artist
Antónia Erős is a teacher, journalist, presenter
Writer István Fekete
Éva Fésós is a storyteller
József Frankl, professor of dermatology, candidate, research doctor, story writer
Péter Gothár is a film director, screenwriter, university professor
Ferenc Gönczi is a teacher, ethnographic researcher, and head of the Rippl-Rónai Museum
Gabi Gubás is an actor
László Helyey is an actor
Industrial artist Márta Honty, wife of sculptor István Bors
Tamás Jordán is a theater artist, director, theater director
Róbert Kárász is the presenter
József Kelemen is an actor, director, university professor
Poet Atala Kisfaludy, member of the Petőfi Society
Katalin Kokas is a violinist and viola artist
István Kolber is a former minister and Member of Parliament
Actor Róbert Koltai
Gabriella Komáromi is a literary historian
Director István Komor, theater director
Singer Katalin Kristóf
János Kulka is an actor
Lajos Kunffy is a painter
Mónika Lamperth, former Minister of the Interior, Member of Parliament
Architect József Lamping
Sándor Latinka is a communist politician
Kati Lázár is an artist
Nelli Litvai is a dramatist, writer, translator
Andor Lukáts is an actor, director, university professor
Tünde Majsai-Nyilas is an artist
Gábor Máté is an actor and theater director
Márta Mátrai is the housekeeper of the Parliament, a member of Parliament
Actor Győző Mihályi
Director János Mohácsi
Piroska Molnár is an artist
Actor Sándor Mucsi, private singer
Éva Olsavszky is an artist
Lajos Parti Nagy is a poet, playwright, and editor
Gyula Pauer is a sculptor, visual designer, visual artist
Alice Pálfy is an artist
Zoltán Rátóti is an actor and theater director
Theater director György Schwajda
Composer György Selmeczi
Róbert Šwierkiewicz is a Mihály Munkácsy award-winning graphic artist, painter, sculptor
Conductor Mónika Szabó
Endre Szász is a visual artist
Amateur astronomer Béla Szentmártoni, founder of the ALBIREO Amateur Astronomer Club, the asteroid 3427 in Szentmártoni was named after him
Zoltán Szécsi is a three-time Olympic water polo champion
Ottó Szokolay is an artist
Bence Svoboda is a motocross racer
Géza Tordy is an actor and director
Károly Ungvári is a painter
Director Gábor Zsámbéki, founding member of Budapesti Katona József Theater