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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).

Counties of Hungary
Hungarian: Magyarország megyéi
SomogyBaranyaTolnaZalaVasVeszprémGyőr-Moson-SopronHevesCsongrádBékésBács-KiskunBorsod-Abaúj-ZemplénKomárom-EsztergomNógrádSzabolcs-Szatmár-BeregHajdú-BiharFejérJász-Nagykun-SzolnokBudapestPestCounties of Hungary 2006.png
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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

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.

List of countiesEdit

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   Pécs 4429.60 386,441 87   10 301
Bács-Kiskun   Kecskemét 8445.15 520,331 62   11 119
Békés   Békéscsaba 5631.05 359,948 64   9 75
Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén   Miskolc 7247.17 686,266 95   16 358
Budapest   Municipality of
Budapest
[note 1]
525.13 1,733,685 3301   23
Csongrád   Szeged 4261.74 417,456 98   7 60
Fejér   Székesfehérvár 4358.76 425,847 98   8 108
Győr-Moson-Sopron   Győr 4208.05 447,985 110   7 183
Hajdú-Bihar   Debrecen 6210.56 546,721 88   10 82
Heves   Eger 3637.25 308,882 85   7 121
Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok   Szolnok 5581.71 386,594 69   9 78
Komárom-Esztergom   Tatabánya 2265.08 304,568 130   6 76
Nógrád   Salgótarján 2544.18 202,427 80   6 131
Pest   Budapest 6393.14 1,217,476 190   18 187
Somogy   Kaposvár 6065.07 317,307 52   8 245
Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg   Nyíregyháza 5936.45 559,272 94   13 229
Tolna   Szekszárd 3703.31 230,361 62   6 109
Vas   Szombathely 3336.20 256,629 77   7 216
Veszprém   Veszprém 4463.00 351,898 79   10 217
Zala   Zalaegerszeg 3784.11 282,179 75   6 258
Hungary   Budapest 93,030 9,937,628 107   174 3176

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

Codes of the countiesEdit

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 alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit