Baja (Hungarian pronunciation: ) is a city with county rights in Bács-Kiskun County, southern Hungary.It is the second largest city in the county, after the county seat at Kecskemét, and is home to some 35,000 people.
After the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was suppressed by Soviet forces, Hungary remained a communist country. As the Soviet Union weakened at the end of the 1980s, the Eastern bloc disintegrated. The events in Hungary were part of the Revolutions of 1989, known in Hungarian as the Rendszerváltás (lit. 'system change').