Counties of Hungary

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Counties of Hungary
Hungarian: Magyarország megyéi
Counties of Hungary 2020.pngSomogyBaranyaTolnaZalaVasVeszprémGyőr-Moson-SopronHevesCsongrád-CsanádBékésBács-KiskunBorsod-Abaúj-ZemplénKomárom-EsztergomNógrádSzabolcs-Szatmár-BeregHajdú-BiharFejérJász-Nagykun-SzolnokPest
CategoryUnitary state
Location Hungary
Created1950 (Current form, 19 + Budapest)
Number19 (as of 1950)
Additional statuselectoral constituency
Populations202,427 (Nógrád) – 1,217,476 (Pest)
Areas2,265 km2 (875 sq mi) (Komárom-Esztergom) – 8,445 km2 (3,261 sq mi) (Bács-Kiskun)
GovernmentCounty 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.

List of counties

Hungarian counties
CountyCoat of
County seat Area
Population density
(people/km², 2011)
MapNo. of
No. of
Baranya HUN Baranya megye COA.png Pécs 4429.60386,44187 HU county Baranya.svg 10301
Bács-Kiskun Bacs-kiskun-megye.svg Kecskemét 8445.15520,33162 HU county Bacs-Kiskun.svg 11119
Békés Bekes departemento blazono.svg Békéscsaba 5631.05359,94864 HU county Bekes.svg 975
Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen departemento blazono.svg Miskolc 7247.17686,26695 HU county Borsod Abauj Zemplen.svg 16358
Budapest Coa Hungary Town Budapest big.svg Municipality of
[note 1]
525.131,733,6853301 HU capital Budapest.svg 23
Csongrád-Csanád HU Csongrad megye COA.svg Szeged 4261.74417,45698 HU county Csongrad.svg 760
Fejér HUN Fejer megye COA.png Székesfehérvár 4358.76425,84798 HU county Fejer.svg 8108
Győr-Moson-Sopron HUN Gyor-Moson-Sopron megye COA.png Győr 4208.05447,985110 HU county Gyor-Moson-Sopron.svg 7183
Hajdú-Bihar HUN Hajdu-Bihar COA.svg Debrecen 6210.56546,72188 HU county Hajdu-Bihar.svg 1082
Heves Coa Hungary County Heves.svg Eger 3637.25308,88285 HU county Heves.svg 7121
Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok HUN Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok megye COA.png Szolnok 5581.71386,59469 HU county Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok.svg 978
Komárom-Esztergom HUN Komarom-Esztergom megye COA.png Tatabánya 2265.08304,568130 HU county Komarom-Esztergom.svg 676
Nógrád Coa Hungary County Nograd.svg Salgótarján 2544.18202,42780 HU county Nograd.svg 6131
Pest HUN Pest megye COA.png Budapest6393.141,217,476190 HU county Pest.svg 18187
Somogy HUN Somogy megye COA.svg Kaposvár 6065.07317,30752 HU county Somogy.svg 8245
Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg HUN Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg megye COA.svg Nyíregyháza 5936.45559,27294 HU county Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg.svg 13229
Tolna HUN Tolna megye COA.png Szekszárd 3703.31230,36162 HU county Tolna.svg 6109
Vas HUN Vas megye COA.png Szombathely 3336.20256,62977 HU county Vas.svg 7216
Veszprém Coa Hungary County Veszprem.svg Veszprém 4463.00351,89879 HU county Veszprem.svg 10217
Zala Coa Hungary County Zala (2010-).svg Zalaegerszeg 3784.11282,17975 HU county Zala.svg 6258
Hungary Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Budapest 93,0309,937,628107 HU counties colored.svg 1743176

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

Codes of the counties

County ISO 3166-2 NUTS Phone prefix Postal code
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
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


  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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