Counties of Hungary

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Counties of Hungary
Magyarország vármegyéi (Hungarian)
Counties of Hungary 2020.pngSomogyBaranyaTolnaZalaVasVeszprémGyőr-Moson-SopronHevesCsongrád-CsanádBékésBács-KiskunBorsod-Abaúj-ZemplénKomárom-EsztergomNógrádSzabolcs-Szatmár-BeregHajdú-BiharFejérJász-Nagykun-SzolnokPest
Category Unitary state
Location Hungary
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]

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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 (jarasok) and the 23 districts of Budapest (keruletek). Magyarorszag megyei.jpg
Hungarian counties with the 174 districts (járások) and the 23 districts of Budapest (kerületek).
Hungarian counties [1]
CountyCoat of
arms
County seat Area
(km²) [1]
Population
(2019) [1]
Population density
(people/km², 2019)
MapNo. of
district
No. of
municipalities
Baranya HUN Baranya megye COA.png Pécs 4429.60360,70481 HU county Baranya.svg 10301
Bács-Kiskun Bacs-kiskun-megye.svg Kecskemét 8444.89503,82560 HU county Bacs-Kiskun.svg 11119
Békés Bekes departemento blazono.svg Békéscsaba 5629.71334,26459 HU county Bekes.svg 975
Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen departemento blazono.svg Miskolc 7247.19642,44789 HU county Borsod Abauj Zemplen.svg 16358
Budapest Coa Hungary Town Budapest big.svg Municipality of
Budapest
[note 1]
525.141,752,2863337 HU capital Budapest.svg 23
Csongrád-Csanád HU Csongrad megye COA.svg Szeged 4262.79399,01294 HU county Csongrad.svg 760
Fejér HUN Fejer megye COA.png Székesfehérvár 4358.48417,71296 HU county Fejer.svg 8108
Győr-Moson-Sopron HUN Gyor-Moson-Sopron megye COA.png Győr 4207.79467,144111 HU county Gyor-Moson-Sopron.svg 7183
Hajdú-Bihar HUN Hajdu-Bihar COA.svg Debrecen 6210.39527,98985 HU county Hajdu-Bihar.svg 1082
Heves Coa Hungary County Heves.svg Eger 3637.17294,60981 HU county Heves.svg 7121
Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok HUN Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok megye COA.png Szolnok 5581.63370,00766 HU county Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok.svg 978
Komárom-Esztergom HUN Komarom-Esztergom megye COA.png Tatabánya 2264.35299,207132 HU county Komarom-Esztergom.svg 676
Nógrád Coa Hungary County Nograd.svg Salgótarján 2544.48189,30474 HU county Nograd.svg 6131
Pest HUN Pest megye COA.svg Budapest6391.181,278,874200 HU county Pest.svg 18187
Somogy HUN Somogy megye COA.svg Kaposvár 6065.06301,42950 HU county Somogy.svg 8245
Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg HUN Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg megye COA.svg Nyíregyháza 5935.92552,96493 HU county Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg.svg 13229
Tolna HUN Tolna megye COA.png Szekszárd 3703.20217,46359 HU county Tolna.svg 6109
Vas HUN Vas megye COA.png Szombathely 3336.11253,55176 HU county Vas.svg 7216
Veszprém Coa Hungary County Veszprem.svg Veszprém 4463.64341,31776 HU county Veszprem.svg 10217
Zala Coa Hungary County Zala (2010-).svg Zalaegerszeg 3783.84268,64871 HU county Zala.svg 6258
Hungary Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Budapest 93,0239,772,756105 HU counties colored.svg 1743176

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]
BaranyaHU-BAHU23169, 72, 7373xx, 75xx – 79xx
Bács-KiskunHU-BKHU33176, 77, 78, 7960xx – 65xx
BékésHU-BEHU33266, 6855xx – 59xx
Borsod-Abaúj-ZemplénHU-BZHU31146, 47, 48, 4934xx – 39xx
BudapestHU-BUHU10111xxx
Csongrád-CsanádHU-CSHU33362, 6366xx – 69xx
FejérHU-FEHU21122, 25206x, 209x, 24xx, 700x – 701x, 7041, 80xx, 811x – 815x
Győr-Moson-SopronHU-GSHU22196, 9990xx – 94xx
Hajdú-BiharHU-HBHU32152, 5440xx – 422x, 4241 – 4243, 425x – 429x
HevesHU-HEHU31236, 37300x – 304x, 32xx – 33xx
Jász-Nagykun-SzolnokHU-JNHU32256, 57, 5950xx – 54xx
Komárom-EsztergomHU-KEHU21233, 342027 – 2028, 2067, 25xx, 28xx – 29xx
NógrádHU-NOHU31332, 352175 – 2179, 2610, 2611, 2616 – 2619, 264x – 269x, 304x – 31xx
PestHU-PEHU10223, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 5320xx – 23xx, 2440, 2461, 260x – 263x, 2680 – 2683, 27xx
SomogyHU-SOHU23282, 84, 857253 – 729x, 74xx – 75xx, 7918, 7977 – 7979, 86xx – 873x, 884x – 885x
Szabolcs-Szatmár-BeregHU-SZHU32342, 44, 45423x, 4244 – 4246, 4267, 43xx – 49xx
TolnaHU-TOHU23374, 75702x – 7252, 7352 – 7361
VasHU-VAHU22294, 9595xx – 99xx
VeszprémHU-VEHU21387, 88, 89810x, 816x – 819x, 830x – 8352, 84xx – 85xx
ZalaHU-ZAHU22383, 92, 938353 – 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.

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