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Counties of Hungary

Counties of Hungary
Magyarország vármegyéi (Hungarian)
SomogyBaranyaTolnaZalaVasVeszprémGyőr-Moson-SopronHevesCsongrád-CsanádBékésBács-KiskunBorsod-Abaúj-ZemplénKomárom-EsztergomNógrádSzabolcs-Szatmár-BeregHajdú-BiharFejérJász-Nagykun-SzolnokBudapestPest
CategoryUnitary state
LocationHungary
Created
Number19 (as of 1950)
Additional status
  • Electoral constituency
Populations189,304 (Nógrád) – 1,278,874 (Pest)
Areas2,265 km2 (875 sq mi) (Komárom-Esztergom) – 8,445 km2 (3,261 sq mi) (Bács-Kiskun)
Government
Subdivisions
  • District
  • Municipality/town/commune/sector

Hungary is subdivided administratively into 19 counties (vármegyék, singular: vármegye) and the capital city (főváros) Budapest. The counties are further subdivided into 174 districts (járások, singular: járás). The capital Budapest is subdivided into 23 districts (kerületek, singular: kerület).[1]

There are 25 cities with county rights (megyei jogú városok, singular: megyei jogú város), sometimes called urban counties. The local authorities of these towns have extended powers but they are not independent territorial units.

The current system of counties has evolved from medieval fiefdoms of the Kingdom of Hungary; each fiefdom was ruled from a castle (Hungarian: vár). Between 1950 and 2022, the counties of Hungary were officially called megyék (singular: megye). On January 1, 2023, the original historical name vármegye was officially restored.

List of counties

Hungarian counties with the 174 districts (járások) and the 23 districts of Budapest (kerületek).
Hungarian counties[1]
County Coat of
arms
County seat Region Area
(km²)[1]
Population
(2019)[1]
Population density
(people/km², 2019)
Map No. of
district
No. of
municipalities
Baranya Pécs Southern Transdanubia 4429.60 360,704 81 Map of Hungary highlighting Baranya County 10 301
Bács-Kiskun Kecskemét Southern Great Plain 8444.89 503,825 60 Map of Hungary highlighting Bács-Kiskun County 11 119
Békés Békéscsaba Southern Great Plain 5629.71 334,264 59 Map of Hungary highlighting Békés County 9 75
Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Miskolc Northern Hungary 7247.19 642,447 89 Map of Hungary highlighting Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County 16 358
Budapest Municipality of
Budapest
[note 1]
Central Hungary 525.14 1,752,286 3337 Map of Hungary highlighting Budapest 23
Csongrád-Csanád Szeged Southern Great Plain 4262.79 399,012 94 Map of Hungary highlighting Csongrád County 7 60
Fejér Székesfehérvár Central Transdanubia 4358.48 417,712 96 Map of Hungary highlighting Fejér County 8 108
Győr-Moson-Sopron Győr Western Transdanubia 4207.79 467,144 111 Map of Hungary highlighting Győr-Moson-Sopron County 7 183
Hajdú-Bihar Debrecen Northern Great Plain 6210.39 527,989 85 Map of Hungary highlighting Hajdú-Bihar County 10 82
Heves Eger Northern Hungary 3637.17 294,609 81 Map of Hungary highlighting Heves County 7 121
Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok Szolnok Northern Great Plain 5581.63 370,007 66 Map of Hungary highlighting Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County 9 78
Komárom-Esztergom Tatabánya Central Transdanubia 2264.35 299,207 132 Map of Hungary highlighting Komárom-Esztergom County 6 76
Nógrád Salgótarján Northern Hungary 2544.48 189,304 74 Map of Hungary highlighting Nógrád County 6 131
Pest Budapest Central Hungary 6391.18 1,278,874 200 Map of Hungary highlighting Pest County 18 187
Somogy Kaposvár Southern Transdanubia 6065.06 301,429 50 Map of Hungary highlighting Somogy County 8 245
Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg Nyíregyháza Northern Great Plain 5935.92 552,964 93 Map of Hungary highlighting Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County 13 229
Tolna Szekszárd Southern Transdanubia 3703.20 217,463 59 Map of Hungary highlighting Tolna County 6 109
Vas Szombathely Western Transdanubia 3336.11 253,551 76 Map of Hungary highlighting Vas County 7 216
Veszprém Veszprém Central Transdanubia 4463.64 341,317 76 Map of Hungary highlighting Veszprém County 10 217
Zala Zalaegerszeg Western Transdanubia 3783.84 268,648 71 Map of Hungary highlighting Zala County 6 258
Hungary Budapest 93,023 9,772,756 105 Map of Hungary 174 3176

There are seven towns with county's rights in addition to the county seats:

Codes of the counties

County ISO 3166-2[2] NUTS[3] Phone prefix[4] Postal code[5]
Baranya HU-BA HU231 69, 72, 73 73xx, 75xx – 79xx
Bács-Kiskun HU-BK HU331 76, 77, 78, 79 60xx – 65xx
Békés HU-BE HU332 66, 68 55xx – 59xx
Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén HU-BZ HU311 46, 47, 48, 49 34xx – 39xx
Budapest HU-BU HU101 1 1xxx
Csongrád-Csanád HU-CS HU333 62, 63 66xx – 69xx
Fejér HU-FE HU211 22, 25 206x, 209x, 24xx, 700x – 701x, 7041, 80xx, 811x – 815x
Győr-Moson-Sopron HU-GS HU221 96, 99 90xx – 94xx
Hajdú-Bihar HU-HB HU321 52, 54 40xx – 422x, 4241 – 4243, 425x – 429x
Heves HU-HE HU312 36, 37 300x – 304x, 32xx – 33xx
Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok HU-JN HU322 56, 57, 59 50xx – 54xx
Komárom-Esztergom HU-KE HU212 33, 34 2027 – 2028, 2067, 25xx, 28xx – 29xx
Nógrád HU-NO HU313 32, 35 2175 – 2179, 2610, 2611, 2616 – 2619, 264x – 269x, 304x – 31xx
Pest HU-PE HU102 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 53 20xx – 23xx, 2440, 2461, 260x – 263x, 2680 – 2683, 27xx
Somogy HU-SO HU232 82, 84, 85 7253 – 729x, 74xx – 75xx, 7918, 7977 – 7979, 86xx – 873x, 884x – 885x
Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg HU-SZ HU323 42, 44, 45 423x, 4244 – 4246, 4267, 43xx – 49xx
Tolna HU-TO HU233 74, 75 702x – 7252, 7352 – 7361
Vas HU-VA HU222 94, 95 95xx – 99xx
Veszprém HU-VE HU213 87, 88, 89 810x, 816x – 819x, 830x – 8352, 84xx – 85xx
Zala HU-ZA HU223 83, 92, 93 8353 – 839x, 874x – 879x, 880x – 883x, 8855, 8856, 886x – 889x, 89xx

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Budapest is not a county, but a municipality that has an identical administrative status to all the other 19 counties.

References

  1. ^ a b c d Gazetteer of Hungary, 1 January 2019, Központi Statisztikai Hivatal, 2019, ISSN 1217-2952, retrieved 8 August 2021.
  2. ^ ISO 3166 Country Codes, International Organization for Standardization, retrieved 8 August 2021.
  3. ^ MAGYARORSZÁG – NU, European Commission, retrieved 8 August 2021.
  4. ^ Presentation of E.164 National Numbering Plan (NNP) for Hungary (country code +36), International Telecommunication Union, retrieved 8 August 2021.
  5. ^ Hungary Post Codes, WorldPostalCode, retrieved 8 August 2021.
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