Mezőkövesd District

Mezőkövesd (Hungarian: Mezőkövesdi járás) is a district in south-western part of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County. Mezőkövesd is also the name of the town where the district seat is found. The district is located in the Northern Hungary Statistical Region.

Mezőkövesd District

Mezőkövesdi járás
Official logo of Mezőkövesd District
Coat of arms
Mezőkövesd District within Hungary and Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County.
Mezőkövesd District within Hungary and Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County.
Country Hungary
District seatMezőkövesd
 • Total723.87 km2 (279.49 sq mi)
Area rank2nd in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
 (2011 census)
 • Total42,434
 • Rank4th in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)


Mezőkövesd District borders with Miskolc District to the northeast, Mezőcsát District to the east, Tiszafüred District (Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County) to the south, Füzesabony District and Eger District (Heves County) to the west. The number of the inhabited places in Mezőkövesd District is 23.


The district has 2 towns, 1 large village and 20 villages. (ordered by population, as of 1 January 2012)[1]

The bolded municipalities are cities, italics municipality is large village.


Religion in Mezőkövesd District (2011 census)

  Catholic Church (52.6%)
  Calvinism (14.5%)
  Lutheranism (0.1%)
  Other religions (1.3%)
  Non-religious (7.7%)
  Atheists (0.5%)
  Undeclared (22.8%)

In 2011, it had a population of 42,432 and the population density was 59/km².

Year County population[2] Change
2011 42,432 n/a


Besides the Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the Roma (approx. 2,500) and German (200).

Total population (2011 census): 42,432
Ethnic groups (2011 census):[3] Identified themselves: 40,091 persons:

  • Hungarians: 37,326 (93.10%)
  • Gypsies: 2,202 (5.49%)
  • Others and indefinable: 563 (1.40%)

Approx. 2,500 persons in Mezőkövesd District did not declare their 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. ^ népessé, "Mezőkövesdi 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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