Gönc District

Gönc (Hungarian: Gönci járás) is a district in north-eastern part of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County. Gönc is also the name of the town where the district seat is found. The district is located in the Northern Hungary Statistical Region.

Gönc District

Gönci járás
Official logo of Gönc District
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Gönc District within Hungary and Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County.
Gönc District within Hungary and Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County.
Country Hungary
District seatGönc
 • Total549.67 km2 (212.23 sq mi)
Area rank4th in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
 (2011 census)
 • Total19,275
 • Rank12th in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
 • Density35/km2 (90/sq mi)


Gönc District borders with the Slovakian region of Košice to the north, Sátoraljaújhely District and Sárospatak District to the east, Tokaj District and Szerencs District to the south, Szikszó District and Encs District to the west. The number of the inhabited places in Gönc District is 32.


The district has 2 towns and 30 villages. (ordered by population, as of 1 January 2012)[1]

The bolded municipalities are cities.


Religion in Gönc District (2011 census)

  Catholic Church (50.9%)
  Calvinism (22.4%)
  Lutheranism (0.3%)
  Other religions (0.7%)
  Non-religious (3.1%)
  Atheists (0.2%)
  Undeclared (16.3%)

In 2011, it had a population of 19,275 and the population density was 35/km².

Year County population[2] Change
2011 19,275 n/a


Besides the Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the Roma (approx. 2,500), Slovak (150) and Rusyn (100).

Total population (2011 census): 19,275
Ethnic groups (2011 census):[3] Identified themselves: 20,542 persons:

  • Hungarians: 17,348 (84.45%)
  • Gypsies: 2,698 (13.13%)
  • Others and indefinable: 496 (2.41%)

Approx. 1,500 persons in Gönc District did declare more than one ethnic group at the 2011 census.


Religious adherence in the county according to 2011 census:[4]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ A KSH 2012. évi helységnévkönyve
  2. ^ népesség.com, "Gönci járás népessége"
  3. ^ A népesség nemzetiség szerint, 2011, (in Hungarian) [1]
  4. ^ A népesség vallás, felekezet szerint, 2011, (in Hungarian) [2]

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