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Nyíregyháza (Hungarian: Nyíregyházi járás) is a district in western part of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County. Nyíregyháza 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 Nyírség geographical region.

Nyíregyháza District

Nyíregyházi járás
Official logo of Nyíregyháza District
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Nyíregyháza District within Hungary and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County.
Nyíregyháza District within Hungary and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County.
Country Hungary
District seatNyíregyháza
 • Total809.61 km2 (312.59 sq mi)
Area rank1st in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg
 (2011 census)
 • Total168,118
 • Rank1st in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg
 • Density208/km2 (540/sq mi)



Nyíregyháza District borders with Sárospatak District (Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County), Ibrány District and Kemecse District to the north, Baktalórántháza District and Nagykálló District to the east, Hajdúhadház District (Hajdú-Bihar County) to the south, Hajdúböszörmény District (Hajdú-Bihar County) and Tiszavasvári District to the west. The number of the inhabited places in Nyíregyháza District is 15.


The district has 1 urban county, 3 towns and 11 villages. (ordered by population, as of 1 January 2013)[1]

The bolded municipalities are cities.


Religion in Nyíregyháza District (2011 census)

  Catholic Church (23.9%)
  Greek Catholicism (12.9%)
  Calvinism (16.6%)
  Lutheranism (6.0%)
  Other religions (1.8%)
  Non-religious (11.3%)
  Atheists (0.9%)
  Undeclared (26.6%)

In 2011, it had a population of 168,118 and the population density was 208/km².

Year County population[2] Change
2011 168,118 n/a


Besides the Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the Roma (approx. 4,000), German (1,000), Ukrainian (500), Romanian and Russian (400), Slovak (250), Rusyn and Chinese (150) and Polish (100).

Total population (2011 census): 168,118
Ethnic groups (2011 census):[3] Identified themselves: 154,055 persons:

  • Hungarians: 145,836 (94.66%)
  • Gypsies: 4,041 (2.62%)
  • Others and indefinable: 4,178 (2.71%)

Approx. 14,000 persons in Nyíregyháza 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 2013. évi helységnévkönyve
  2. ^ népessé, "Nyíregyházi 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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