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|Counties of Hungary |
Hungarian: Magyarország megyéi
|Created||1950 (Current form, 19 + Budapest)|
|Number||19 (as of 1950)|
|Additional status||electoral constituency|
|Populations||202,427 (Nógrád) – 1,217,476 (Pest)|
|Areas||2,265 km2 (875 sq mi) (Komárom-Esztergom) – 8,445 km2 (3,261 sq mi) (Bács-Kiskun)|
|Government||County Government, National Government|
|Subdivisions|| District |
Hungary is subdivided administratively into 19 counties (megyék, singular: megye) 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).
There are 23 towns with county's 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.
|County seat|| Area |
| Population |
| Population density |
There are five towns with county's rights in addition to the county seats:
|County||ISO 3166-2||NUTS||Phone prefix||Postal code|
|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|
|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|
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