Győr-Moson-Sopron County

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Győr-Moson-Sopron County

Győr-Moson-Sopron megye
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Descending, from top: Pannonhalma Archabbey, View of Lake Neusiedl in Fertőrákos, and Castle of Győr
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Győr-Moson-Sopron County within Hungary
Country Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Region Western Transdanubia
County seat Győr
Districts
Government
  President of the General AssemblyZoltán Németh (Fidesz-KDNP)
Area
  Total4,208.05 km2 (1,624.74 sq mi)
Area rank 13th in Hungary
Population
 (2018)
  Total463,201 [1]
  Rank 6th in Hungary
Postal code
90xx – 94xx
Area code(s) (+36) 96, 99
ISO 3166 code HU-GS
Website www.gymsmo.hu

Győr-Moson-Sopron (Hungarian : Győr-Moson-Sopron megye, pronounced  [ˈɟøːr ˈmoʃon ˈʃopron ˈmɛɟɛ] ; German : Komitat Raab-Wieselburg-Ödenburg; Slovak : Rábsko-mošonsko-šopronská župa) is an administrative county (comitatus or megye ) in north-western Hungary, on the border with Slovakia (Bratislava Region, Nitra Region and Trnava Region) and Austria (Burgenland). It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Komárom-Esztergom, Veszprém and Vas. The capital of Győr-Moson-Sopron county is Győr. The county is a part of the Centrope Project.

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History

Győr-Sopron county was created in 1950 from two counties: Győr-Moson and Sopron. Though formed as a result of the general Communist administrative reform of that year, it is the long-term result of the impact of earlier border changes on Hungary's western counties. In 1921 the counties of Moson and Sopron were each divided in two, with their western districts together forming the northern half of the Austrian province of Burgenland. Between 1921 and 1945, Győr and Moson became part of the "provisionally and administratively unified counties of Győr-Moson-Pozsony", renamed after 1945 as simply Győr-Moson. In 1947 the borders of this county were modified when Hungary lost three villages in the far north of Győr-Moson to Czechoslovakia as a consequence of the Hungarian peace treaty signed in that year. Though Győr is the capital, there is a strong rivalry between it and Sopron, historically an important cultural centre on its own right. The county also contains Hegyeshalom, Hungary's busiest international land border crossing point. In 1990, it was officially renamed to Győr-Moson-Sopron county.

Demographics

Religion in Győr-Moson-Sopron County (2018 census, KSH)

   Catholic Church (49%)
   Lutheranism (6%)
   Jewish (2%)
   Non-religious (3.6%)
   Atheists (1.2%)

Győr-Moson-Sopron is the only county in Hungary whose population has been increasing[ when? ] according to the Központi Statisztikai Hivatal (KSH). The population density [ when? ] was 108/km².

YearCounty population [2] Change
1949374,987n/a
1960Increase2.svg 401,8617.17%
1970Increase2.svg 414,4573.13%
1980Increase2.svg 437,8575.65%
1990Decrease2.svg 432,126-1.31%
2001Increase2.svg 438,7731.54%
2011Increase2.svg 447,9852.10%
2015Increase2.svg 452,6381%
2016Increase2.svg 456,1591%
2017Increase2.svg 459,6801%
2018Increase2.svg 463,2011%

Ethnicity

Besides the Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the Germans (approx. 5,000), Roma (3,500), Croats (3,000) and Slovaks (1,500).

Ethnic groups (2011 census): [3]
Total population447,985
Identified themselves395,505
Hungarians 380,282 (96.15%)
Germans 5,145 (1.30%)
Others and undefinable[ clarification needed ]10,078 (2.55%)
UndeclaredApprox. 63,000
[ doesn't balance ]

Ethnic composition according to the KSH

Ethnicity in 2018% of the county
Hungarians 94%
Germans 3.5%
Gypsies 0.4%
Others1.1%

Ethnicities in Győr-Moson-Sopron County (2018 census, KSH)

   Hungarians (94%)
   Germans (3.5%)
   Gypsies (0.4%)
  others (1.1%)

Religion

Religious adherence in the county according to 2011 census: [4]

Roman Catholic 243,196
Greek Catholic 1,066
Total Catholic244,355
Evangelical 21,062
Reformed 14,741
Other religions4,263
Non-religious 41,179
Atheist 4,683
Undeclared117,702

Regional structure

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District of Győr-Moson-Sopron County
English and
Hungarian names
Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)
Density
(pop./km²)
Seat№ of
municipalities
1 Csorna District
Csornai járás
579.7632,97057 Csorna 33
2 Győr District
Győri járás
903.40190,146210 Győr 35
3 Kapuvár District
Kapuvári járás
372.1423,77864 Kapuvár 19
4 Mosonmagyaróvár District
Mosonmagyaróvári járás
899.9572,60981 Mosonmagyaróvár 26
5 Pannonhalma District
Pannonhalmi járás
312.3415,22749 Pannonhalma 17
6 Sopron District
Soproni járás
867.7198,841114 Sopron 39
7 Tét District
Téti járás
272.6414,41453 Tét 14
Győr-Moson-Sopron County4,208.05452,638109 Győr 183

Politics

The Győr-Moson-Sopron County Council, elected at the 2014 local government elections, is made up of 21 counselors, with the following party composition: [5]

   PartySeatsCurrent County Assembly
  Fidesz-KDNP 14              
  Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik)4              
  Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP)2              
  Democratic Coalition (DK)1              

Presidents of the General Assembly

List of Presidents, from 1990 [6]
Zoltán Németh (Fidesz-KDNP)2014–

Municipalities

Győr-Moson-Sopron County has 2 urban counties, 10 towns, 4 large villages and 167 villages.

Cities with county rights

(ordered by population, as of 2011 census)

Towns
Villages

Red pog.svg municipalities are large villages.

International relations

Győr-Moson-Sopron County has a partnership relationship with: [7]

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References

Coordinates: 47°40′N17°15′E / 47.667°N 17.250°E / 47.667; 17.250