Counties of Hungary

Hungary is subdivided administratively into 19 counties (megyék, singular: megye) and the capital city (főváros) Budapest. The counties are further subdivided into 174 districts (járások, singular: járás). The capital Budapest is subdivided into 23 districts (kerületek, singular: kerület).

There are 23 towns with county's rights (megyei jogú városok, singular: megyei jogú város), sometimes called urban counties. The local authorities of these towns have extended powers but they are not independent territorial units.

Counties of Hungary
Hungarian: Magyarország megyéi
SomogyBaranyaTolnaZalaVasVeszprémGyőr-Moson-SopronHevesCsongrádBékésBács-KiskunBorsod-Abaúj-ZemplénKomárom-EsztergomNógrádSzabolcs-Szatmár-BeregHajdú-BiharFejérJász-Nagykun-SzolnokBudapestPestCounties of Hungary 2006.png
CategoryUnitary state
LocationHungary
Created1950 (Current form, 19 + Budapest)
Number19 (as of 1950)
Additional statuselectoral constituency
Populations202,427 (Nógrád) – 1,217,476 (Pest)
Areas2,265 km2 (875 sq mi) (Komárom-Esztergom) – 8,445 km2 (3,261 sq mi) (Bács-Kiskun)
GovernmentCounty Government, National Government
SubdivisionsDistrict
Municipality/town/commune/sector

List of counties

Hungarian counties
County Coat of
arms
County seat Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)
Population density
(people/km², 2011)
Map No. of
district
No. of
municipalities
Baranya HUN Baranya megye COA.png Pécs 4429.60 386,441 87 HU county Baranya 10 301
Bács-Kiskun Bacs-kiskun-megye.svg Kecskemét 8445.15 520,331 62 HU county Bacs-Kiskun 11 119
Békés Békés departemento blazono.svg Békéscsaba 5631.05 359,948 64 HU county Bekes 9 75
Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén departemento blazono.svg Miskolc 7247.17 686,266 95 HU county Borsod Abauj Zemplen 16 358
Budapest Coa Hungary Town Budapest big.svg Municipality of
Budapest
[note 1]
525.13 1,733,685 3301 HU capital Budapest 23
Csongrád HU Csongrád megye COA.svg Szeged 4261.74 417,456 98 HU county Csongrad 7 60
Fejér HUN Fejér megye COA.png Székesfehérvár 4358.76 425,847 98 HU county Fejer 8 108
Győr-Moson-Sopron HUN Győr-Moson-Sopron megye COA.png Győr 4208.05 447,985 110 HU county Gyor-Moson-Sopron 7 183
Hajdú-Bihar HUN Hajdú-Bihar COA Debrecen 6210.56 546,721 88 HU county Hajdu-Bihar 10 82
Heves Coa Hungary County Heves.svg Eger 3637.25 308,882 85 HU county Heves 7 121
Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok HUN Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok megye COA.png Szolnok 5581.71 386,594 69 HU county Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok 9 78
Komárom-Esztergom HUN Komárom-Esztergom megye COA Tatabánya 2265.08 304,568 130 HU county Komarom-Esztergom 6 76
Nógrád Coa Hungary County Nógrád.svg Salgótarján 2544.18 202,427 80 HU county Nograd 6 131
Pest HUN Pest megye COA.png Budapest 6393.14 1,217,476 190 HU county Pest 18 187
Somogy HUN Somogy megye COA.svg Kaposvár 6065.07 317,307 52 HU county Somogy 8 245
Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg HUN Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg megye COA Nyíregyháza 5936.45 559,272 94 HU county Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg 13 229
Tolna HUN Tolna megye COA Szekszárd 3703.31 230,361 62 HU county Tolna 6 109
Vas HUN Vas megye COA.png Szombathely 3336.20 256,629 77 HU county Vas 7 216
Veszprém Coa Hungary County Veszprém.svg Veszprém 4463.00 351,898 79 HU county Veszprem 10 217
Zala Coa Hungary County Zala (2010-).svg Zalaegerszeg 3784.11 282,179 75 HU county Zala 6 258
Hungary Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Budapest 93,030 9,937,628 107 HU counties colored 174 3176

There are five towns with county's rights in addition to the county seats:

Codes of the counties

County ISO 3166-2 NUTS Phone prefix Postal code
Baranya HU-BA HU231 69, 72, 73 73xx, 75xx – 79xx
Bács-Kiskun HU-BK HU331 76, 77, 78, 79 60xx – 65xx
Békés HU-BE HU332 66, 68 55xx – 59xx
Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén HU-BZ HU311 46, 47, 48, 49 34xx – 39xx
Budapest HU-BU HU101 1 1xxx
Csongrád HU-CS HU333 62, 63 66xx – 69xx
Fejér HU-FE HU211 22, 25 206x, 209x, 24xx, 700x – 701x, 7041, 80xx, 811x – 815x
Győr-Moson-Sopron HU-GS HU221 96, 99 90xx – 94xx
Hajdú-Bihar HU-HB HU321 52, 54 40xx – 422x, 4241 – 4243, 425x – 429x
Heves HU-HE HU312 36, 37 300x – 304x, 32xx – 33xx
Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok HU-JN HU322 56, 57, 59 50xx – 54xx
Komárom-Esztergom HU-KE HU212 33, 34 2027 – 2028, 2067, 25xx, 28xx – 29xx
Nógrád HU-NO HU313 32, 35 2175 – 2179, 2610, 2611, 2616 – 2619, 264x – 269x, 304x – 31xx
Pest HU-PE HU102 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 53 20xx – 23xx, 2440, 2461, 260x – 263x, 2680 – 2683, 27xx
Somogy HU-SO HU232 82, 84, 85 7253 – 729x, 74xx – 75xx, 7918, 7977 – 7979, 86xx – 873x, 884x – 885x
Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg HU-SZ HU323 42, 44, 45 423x, 4244 – 4246, 4267, 43xx – 49xx
Tolna HU-TO HU233 74, 75 702x – 7252, 7352 – 7361
Vas HU-VA HU222 94, 95 95xx – 99xx
Veszprém HU-VE HU213 87, 88, 89 810x, 816x – 819x, 830x – 8352, 84xx – 85xx
Zala HU-ZA HU223 83, 92, 93 8353 – 839x, 874x – 879x, 880x – 883x, 8855, 8856, 886x – 889x, 89xx

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Budapest is not a county, but a municipality that has an identical administrative status to all the other 19 counties.

References

Baranya County

Baranya (Hungarian: Baranya megye, pronounced [ˈbɒrɒɲɒ]); is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in Hungary, in the Baranya region, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary (see: Baranya (former county)).

The county lies in southern Hungary, on the border with Croatia. The River Drava forms part of its southern border, and the River Danube its eastern border. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Somogy, Tolna, and Bács-Kiskun. The capital of Baranya county is Pécs.

Békés County

Békés (Hungarian: Békés megye, pronounced [ˈbeːkeːʃ], Romanian: Județul Bichiș), is an administrative division (county or megye) in south-eastern Hungary, on the border with Romania. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Csongrád, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, and Hajdú-Bihar. The capital of Békés county is Békéscsaba. The county is also part of the Danube-Kris-Mures-Tisa euroregion.

Counties of Hungary (before 1920)

A county (Hungarian: vármegye or megye; for the various names, their origin and use see here) is the name of a type of administrative unit in the Kingdom of Hungary and in Hungary from the 10th century until the present day.

This article deals with only the period before the Treaty of Trianon of 1920. For lists of the individual counties, see Administrative divisions of the Kingdom of Hungary. For counties of Hungary since 1950, see Counties of Hungary.

Csongrád County

Csongrád (Hungarian: Csongrád megye [ˈt͡ʃoŋɡraːd]; is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in southern Hungary, straddling the river Tisza, on the border with Serbia and Romania. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Bács-Kiskun, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok and Békés. The administrative centre of Csongrád county is Szeged. The county is also part of the Danube-Kris-Mures-Tisa euroregion.

Fejér County

Fejér (Hungarian: Fejér megye, pronounced [ˈfɛjeːr]) is an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in Central Hungary. It lies on the west bank of the river Danube and nearly touches the eastern shore of Lake Balaton. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Veszprém, Komárom-Esztergom, Pest, Bács-Kiskun, Tolna and Somogy. The capital of Fejér county is Székesfehérvár.

Győr-Moson-Sopron County

Győr-Moson-Sopron (Hungarian: Győr-Moson-Sopron megye, pronounced [ˈɟøːr ˈmoʃon ˈʃopron ˈmɛɟɛ]; German: Komitat Raab-Wieselburg-Ödenburg; Slovak: Rábsko-mošonsko-šopronská župa) is an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in north-western Hungary, on the border with Slovakia (Bratislava Region, Nitra Region and Trnava Region) and Austria (Burgenland). It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Komárom-Esztergom, Veszprém and Vas. The capital of Győr-Moson-Sopron county is Győr. The county is a part of the Centrope Project.

Hajdú-Bihar County

Hajdú-Bihar (Hungarian: Hajdú-Bihar megye, pronounced [ˈhɒjduː ˈbihɒr]) is an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in eastern Hungary, on the border with Romania. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok and Békés. The capital of Hajdú-Bihar county is Debrecen. Together with Bihor County in Romania it constitutes the Biharia Euroregion.

Heves County

Heves (Hungarian: Heves megye, pronounced [ˈhɛvɛʃ]) lies in northern Hungary. It lies between the right bank of the river Tisza and the Mátra and Bükk mountains. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Pest, Nógrád, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok. Eger is the county seat.

Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County

Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok (Hungarian: Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok megye, pronounced [ˈjaːs ˈnɒckun ˈsolnok]) is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in Hungary. It lies in central Hungary and shares borders with the Hungarian counties Pest, Heves, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hajdú-Bihar, Békés, Csongrád, and Bács-Kiskun. The rivers Tisza and Körös flow through the county. The capital of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county is Szolnok. Its area is 5582 km². The county is named after the Ossetians (Jasz) and Cumans (Kun) who settled there, along with Szolnok. The county was part of the Danube–Criș–Mureș–Tisa Euroregion between 1997 and 2004.

Komárom-Esztergom County

Komárom-Esztergom (Hungarian: Komárom-Esztergom megye, pronounced [ˈkomaːrom ˈɛstɛrɡom]; German: Komitat Komorn-Gran; Slovak: Komárňansko-ostrihomská župa) is an administrative Hungarian county in Central Transdanubia Region; its shares its northern border the Danube with Slovakia. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron, Veszprém, Fejér and Pest and the Slovakian Nitra Region (Nové Zámky District, Komárno District). Its county seat is Tatabánya.

List of Hungarian counties by GDP

This is a list of Hungarian Counties by GDP and GDP per capita. The equivalent countries which are comparable to the Hungarian counties in GDP are chosen by Worldbank data for the same year.

Nógrád County

Nógrád (Hungarian: Nógrád megye, pronounced [ˈnoːɡraːd]; Slovak: Novohradská župa) is a county (Hungarian: megye) of Hungary.

Pest County

Pest (Hungarian: Pest megye, pronounced [ˈpɛʃt]; German: Komitat Pest) is a county (megye) in central Hungary. It covers an area of 6,393.14 square kilometres (2,468.41 sq mi), and has a population of 1,213,090 (2009). It surrounds the national capital Budapest and the majority of the county's population (65.2%/790,995 in 2009) live in the suburbs of Budapest. It shares borders with Slovakia and the Hungarian counties Nógrád, Heves, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Bács-Kiskun, Fejér, and Komárom-Esztergom. The River Danube flows through the county. The capital of Pest County is Budapest (administratively separate), but it is planned to completely separate the capital from the county at least until 2020, as it loses catch-up aids from the European Union because of the high development of Budapest.

Somogy County

Somogy (Hungarian: Somogy megye, pronounced [ˈʃomoɟ]; Croatian: Šomođska županija; Slovene: Šomodska županija, German: Komitat Schomodei ) is an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary.

Tolna County

Tolna (Hungarian: Tolna megye, pronounced [ˈtolnɒ]; German: Komitat Tolnau) is an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary as it was of the former Kingdom of Hungary. It lies in central Hungary, on the west bank of the river Danube. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Somogy, Fejér, Bács-Kiskun, and Baranya. The capital of Tolna county is Szekszárd. Its area is 3703 km².

Vas County

Vas (Hungarian: Vas megye, pronounced [ˈvɒʃ]; German: Komitat Eisenburg; Slovene: Železna županija or županija Železna, Croatian: Željezna županija) is an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary. The county is a part of the Centrope Project.

Veszprém County

Veszprém (Hungarian: Veszprém megye, pronounced [ˈvɛspreːm]; German: Komitat Wesprim (Weißbrunn)) is an administrative county (megye) in Hungary. Veszprém is also the name of the capital city of Veszprém county.

Zala County

Zala (Hungarian: Zala megye, pronounced [ˈzɒlɒ]; Croatian: Zalska županija; županija Zala) is an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in south-western Hungary. It is named after the Zala River. It shares borders with Croatia and Slovenia and the Hungarian counties Vas, Veszprém and Somogy. The capital of Zala county is Zalaegerszeg. Its area is 3,784 square kilometres (1,461 sq mi). Lake Balaton lies partly in the county.

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