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Tolna (Hungarian: Tolna megye, pronounced [ˈtolnɒ]; German: Komitat Tolnau) is an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary as it was of the former Kingdom of Hungary. It lies in central Hungary, on the west bank of the river Danube. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Somogy, Fejér, Bács-Kiskun, and Baranya. The capital of Tolna county is Szekszárd. Its area is 3703 km².

Tolna County
Tolna megye
Counties of Hungary
View of Simonytornya, with Church and Castle
Landscape in Gemenc Garay Square, Szekszárd
Descending, from top: View of Simontornya, Landscape in Gemenc forrest, and Downtown of Szekszárd
Flag of Tolna County
Flag
Coat of arms of Tolna County
Coat of arms
Location of Tolna County
Country Hungary
Region Southern Transdanubia
County seat Szekszárd
Government
 • President of the General Assembly Tamás Fehérvári (Fidesz-KDNP)
Area
 • Total 3,703.16 km2 (1,429.80 sq mi)
Area rank 15th in Hungary
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 230,361
 • Rank 18th in Hungary
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Postal code 702x – 7252,
7352 – 7361
Area code(s) (+36) 74, 75
ISO 3166 code HU-TO
Website www.tolnamegye.hu

Contents

HistoryEdit

Tolna (in Latin: comitatus Tolnensis) was also the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory, which was about the same as that of present Tolna county, is now in central Hungary. The capital of the county was Szekszárd.

DemographicsEdit

Religion in Tolna County (2011 census)

  Catholic Church (47.1%)
  Calvinism (8.0%)
  Lutheranism (3.0%)
  Other religions (1.2%)
  Non-religious (15.5%)
  Atheists (1.0%)
  Undeclared (24.1%)

In 2015, it had a population of 225,936 and the population density was 61/km².

Year County population[1] Change
1949 275,644 n/a
1960   272,101 -1.29%
1970   258,760 -4.90%
1980   266,273 2.90%
1990   253,675 -4.73%
2001   249,683 -1.57%
2011   230,361 -7.74%

EthnicityEdit

Besides the Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the Germans (approx. 10,000) and Roma (8,500).

Total population (2011 census): 230,361
Ethnic groups (2011 census):[2] Identified themselves: 214 953 persons:

Approx. 32,000 persons in Tolna County did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census.

ReligionEdit

Religious adherence in the county according to 2011 census:[3]

Regional structureEdit

 
District of Tolna County
English and
Hungarian names
Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)
Density
(pop./km²)
Seat № of
municipalities
1 Bonyhád District
Bonyhádi járás
476.77 31,567 66 Bonyhád 25
2 Dombóvár District
Dombóvári járás
509.02 32,331 64 Dombóvár 16
3 Paks District
Paksi járás
836.00 49,433 59 Paks 15
4 Szekszárd District
Szekszárdi járás
656.18 60,122 92 Szekszárd 17
5 Tamási District
Tamási járás
1,019.94 38,705 38 Tamási 32
6 Tolna District
Tolnai járás
205.24 18,203 89 Tolna (town) 4
Tolna County 3,703.16 231,183 64 Szekszárd 109

PoliticsEdit

The Tolna County Council, elected at the 2014 local government elections, is made up of 15 counselors, with the following party composition:[4]

    Party Seats Current County Assembly
  Fidesz-KDNP 8                
  Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik) 3                
  Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) 2                
  Democratic Coalition (DK) 1                
  People's Party (Néppárt) 1                

Presidents of the General AssemblyEdit

List of Presidents, from 1990[5]
Tamás Fehérvári (Fidesz-KDNP) 2014–

MunicipalitiesEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ népesség.com, "Tolna megye népessége 1870-2015"
  2. ^ 1.1.6. A népesség anyanyelv, nemzetiség és nemek szerint – Frissítve: 2013.04.17.; Hungarian Central Statistical Office (in Hungarian)
  3. ^ 2011. ÉVI NÉPSZÁMLÁLÁS, 3. Területi adatok, 3.17 Tolna megye, (in Hungarian) [1]
  4. ^ A Tolna Megyei Önkormányzat Közgyűlésnek tagjai, (in Hungarian) [2]
  5. ^ Önkormányzati választások eredményei (in Hungarian)

External linksEdit