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Kaposvár(kŏ`pôshvär), city (1990 pop. 71,793), SW Hungary, on the Kapos River. It is a road and rail junction. Industries include textiles and the manufacture of bricks and agricultural equipment. Landmarks include an 18th-century church, a 19th-century town hall, and the ruins of an old castle.
a city in southwestern Hungary, south of Lake Balaton; administrative center of the megye (district) of Somogy. Population, 54, 000 (1970). Kaposvár is a transportation junction. There is light industry (cotton-spinning and clothing factories) and food industry (flour, sugar, meat-packing and dairy, and cheese-making), as well as production of electrical-engineering items (transformers, cable, and so on) and apparatus, parquet, and cement.