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Mátészalka (Hungarian: Mátészalkai járás) is a district in central-eastern part of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County. Mátészalka is also the name of the town where the district seat is found. The district is located in the Northern Great Plain Statistical Region. This district is a part of Szatmár historical and geographical region.
Mátészalka District within Hungary and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County.
|• Total||624.70 km2 (241.20 sq mi)|
|Area rank||4th in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg|
|• Rank||2nd in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg|
|• Density||102/km2 (260/sq mi)|
Mátészalka District borders with Vásárosnamény District to the north, Fehérgyarmat District and Csenger District to the east, the Romanian county of Satu Mare to the south, Nyírbátor District and Baktalórántháza District to the west. The number of the inhabited places in Mátészalka District is 26.
- Fábiánháza (1,718)
- Fülpösdaróc (316)
- Géberjén (496)
- Győrtelek (1,615)
- Hodász (3,349)
- Jármi (1,280)
- Kántorjánosi (2,150)
- Kocsord (2,893)
- Mátészalka (17,144) – district seat
- Mérk (2,171)
- Nagydobos (2,142)
- Nagyecsed (6,524)
- Nyírcsaholy (2,210)
- Nyírkáta (1,975)
- Nyírmeggyes (2,622)
- Nyírparasznya (982)
- Ököritófülpös (1,859)
- Ópályi (2,968)
- Őr (1,451)
- Papos (830)
- Rápolt (139)
- Szamoskér (398)
- Szamosszeg (1,955)
- Tiborszállás (1,019)
- Vaja (3,639)
- Vállaj (965)
The bolded municipalities are cities, italics municipalities are large villages.
In 2011, it had a population of 64,015 and the population density was 102/km².
Besides the Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the Roma (approx. 7,500), German (1,000), Romanian (200) and Ukrainian (100).
Total population (2011 census): 64,015
Ethnic groups (2011 census): Identified themselves: 66,204 persons:
- Hungarians: 57,546 (86.92%)
- Gypsies: 7,259 (10.96%)
- Germans: 899 (1.36%)
- Others and indefinable: 500 (0.76%)
Approx. 2,000 persons in Mátészalka District did declare more than one ethnic group at the 2011 census.
Religious adherence in the county according to 2011 census: