Tolna County (former)

Tolna (Latin: Comitatus Tolnensis) was an administrative county 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 Tolnavár and later Szekszárd.

Tolna County
Comitatus Tolnensis  (Latin)
Tolna vármegye  (Hungarian)
Komitat Tolnau  (German)
County of the Kingdom of Hungary
(11th century-1543, 1696-1946)
Coat of arms of Tolna
Coat of arms
Tolna.png
CapitalTolnavár; Szekszárd (1779-1946)
Area
 • Coordinates46°21′N 18°42′E / 46.350°N 18.700°E / 46.350; 18.700Coordinates: 46°21′N 18°42′E / 46.350°N 18.700°E / 46.350; 18.700
 
• 1910
3,537 km2 (1,366 sq mi)
Population 
• 1910
267300
History
History 
• Established
11th century
• Ottoman conquest
1543
• County recreated
1696
• Monarchy abolished
1 February 1946
Today part of Hungary

GeographyEdit

Tolna county shared borders with the Hungarian counties Somogy, Veszprém, Fejér, Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun and Baranya. The river Danube formed most of its eastern border. Its area was 3537 km² around 1910.

HistoryEdit

Tolna county arose as one of the first comitatuses of the Kingdom of Hungary, in the 11th century. Part of Hungary was in the 1500s taken and controlled by the Ottoman Empire during the ruling of Suleiman the Magnificent.

DemographicsEdit

1900Edit

In 1900, the county had a population of 253,182 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[1]

Total:

According to the census of 1900, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[2]

Total:

1910Edit

 
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 267,267 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[3]

Total:

According to the census of 1910, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[4]

Total:

SubdivisionsEdit

In the early 20th century, the subdivisions of Tolna county were:

Districts (járás)
District Capital
Dombóvár Dombóvár
Dunaföldvár Paks
Központ Szekszárd
Simontornya Gyönk
Tamási Tamási
Völgység Bonyhád
Urban districts (rendezett tanácsú város)
Szekszárd (from 1905)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  2. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  3. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  4. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved June 26, 2012.