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Krassó-Szörény County

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Krassó-Szörény (Hungarian: Krassó-Szörény, Romanian: Caraş-Severin, Serbian: Karaš-Severin or Караш-Северин) was an administrative county (comitatus) of the historic Kingdom of Hungary.[1] Its territory is now mostly located in south-western Romania, with one small part which is located in Serbia. The capital of the county was Lugos (present-day Lugoj).

Krassó-Szörény County
Comitatus Krassovinis et Severinensis  (Latin)
Krassó-Szörény vármegye  (Hungarian)
Komitat Karasch-Severin  (German)
Comitatul Caraș-Severin  (Romanian)
County of the Kingdom of Hungary

Coat of arms of Krassó-Szörény

Coat of arms
Location of Krassó-Szörény
Capital Lugos
45°41′N 21°54′E / 45.683°N 21.900°E / 45.683; 21.900Coordinates: 45°41′N 21°54′E / 45.683°N 21.900°E / 45.683; 21.900
 •  Established 1881
 •  Treaty of Trianon 4 June 1920
 •  1910 11,074 km2 (4,276 sq mi)
 •  1910 466,147 
Density 42.1 /km2  (109 /sq mi)
Today part of Romania, Serbia
Lugoj is the current name of the capital.
Kraso County in the 14th century



Krassó-Szörény county was located in the Banat region. It shared borders with the Kingdom of Serbia and the Hungarian counties Temes, Arad and Hunyad. The river Danube formed its southern border, and the river Maros its northern border. The river Temes flowed through the county. Its area was 11,032 km² around 1910.


Krassó-Szörény county was formed in 1881 by uniting the counties Krassó and Szörény.

In 1920 by the Treaty of Trianon most of the county was assigned to Romania, with one small part which was assigned to the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. The north of the county (including Lugoj) is now part of the Romanian county Timiş, except a 10 km wide strip along the river Mureş, which is in the county Arad. The rest now forms the county Caraş-Severin, except the city Orşova, which is in Mehedinţi county.


In 1900, the county had a population of 443,001 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[2]


According to the census of 1900, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[3]


Ethnic map of the county with data of the 1910 census (see the key in the description).

In 1910, the county had a population of 466,147 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[4]


According to the census of 1910, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[5]



In the early 20th century, the subdivisions of Krassó-Szörény county were:

Districts (járás)
District Capital
Béga Bálinc (Romanian: Balinț)
Boksanbánya Boksanbánya (Romanian: Bocşa Montană)
Bozovics Bozovics (Romanian: Bozovici)
Facsád Facsád (Romanian: Făget)
Jám Jám (Romanian: Iam)
Karánsebes Karánsebes (Romanian: Caransebeş)
Lugos Lugos (Romanian: Lugoj)
Maros Marosberkes (Romanian: Birchiș)
Oravicabánya Oravicabánya (Romanian: Oraviţa)
Resicabánya Resicabánya (Romanian: Reşiţa)
Temes Szákul (Romanian: Sacu)
Teregova Teregova (Romanian: Teregova)
Újmoldova Újmoldova (Romanian: Moldova Nouă)
Urban districts (rendezett tanácsú város)
Karánsebes (Romanian: Caransebeş)
Lugos (Romanian: Lugoj)


  1. ^ Zoltán Gál, The banking functions of the Hungarian urban network in the early 20th century, Centre for Regional Studies, 2006, table 6 [1]
  2. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Retrieved 2012-12-06.
  3. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Retrieved 2012-12-06.
  4. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  5. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Retrieved 2012-06-21.