Veszprém County (former)

Veszprém was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory, which was smaller than that of present Veszprém county, in western Hungary. The capital of the county was Veszprém.

Veszprém County
Comitatus Vesprimiensis  (Latin)
Veszprém vármegye  (Hungarian)
Komitat Wesprim  (German)
County of the Kingdom of Hungary
11th century–1946
Coat of arms of Veszprém
Coat of arms
Veszprem.png
CapitalVeszprém
Area
 • Coordinates47°5′N 17°55′E / 47.083°N 17.917°E / 47.083; 17.917Coordinates: 47°5′N 17°55′E / 47.083°N 17.917°E / 47.083; 17.917
 
• 1910
3,953 km2 (1,526 sq mi)
Population 
• 1910
229776
History 
• Established
11th century
• Monarchy abolished
1946
Today part of Hungary

GeographyEdit

Veszprém county shared borders with the Hungarian counties Vas, Sopron, Győr, Komárom, Fejér, Tolna, Somogy and Zala. It covered the Bakony hills, the eastern tip of Lake Balaton and the region southeast of the lake. The river Marcal formed its western border. Its area was 3953 km² around 1910.

HistoryEdit

Veszprém county arose as one of the first comitatuses of the Kingdom of Hungary, in the 11th century.

The city Siófok, which used to be in Somogy county before the 1850s, went back from Veszprém county to Somogy county before World War II. After World War II, the territory of Veszprém county was again modified: a small region west of Pápa, which used to be part of Vas county, and the northern shore of Lake Balaton, which used to be part of Zala county, were added. The region south-east of Lake Balaton (around Enying) went to Fejér county.

DemographicsEdit

1900Edit

In 1900, the county had a population of 222,024 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 229,776 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 Veszprém county were:

 
County Hall, Veszprém
Districts (járás)
District Capital
Devecser Devecser
Enying Enying
Pápa Pápa
Veszprém Veszprém
Zirc Zirc
Urban districts (rendezett tanácsú város)
Pápa
Veszprém

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-25.
  2. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-25.
  3. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-25.
  4. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-25.