The town of Murska Sobota was once little more than a Hungarian market town until the opening of the railway in 1907, which linked Murska Sobota with Šalovci in Hungary proper. With the formation of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes in 1918 and the transfer of territory, Murska Sobota found itself more or less in the centre of Prekmurje and development really began.