Heves County

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Heves County

Heves megye
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Descending, from top: Bél Stone near Bélapátfalva, View of Kékes, and View from Castle of Eger
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Flag
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Coat of arms
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Heves County within Hungary
Country Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Region Northern Hungary
County seat Eger
Districts
Government
  President of the General AssemblyRóbert Szabó (Fidesz-KDNP)
Area
  Total3,637.21 km2 (1,404.33 sq mi)
Area rank 16th in Hungary
Population
 (2015)
  Total301,296 [1]
  Rank 14th in Hungary
Postal code
300x – 304x,
32xx – 33xx
Area code(s) (+36) 36, 37
ISO 3166 code HU-HE
Website www.hevesmegye.hu

Heves (Hungarian : Heves megye, pronounced  [ˈhɛvɛʃ] ) lies in northern Hungary. It lies between the right bank of the river Tisza and the Mátra and Bükk mountains. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Pest, Nógrád, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok. Eger is the county seat.

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Tourist sights

Geography

Heves county is a geographically diverse area; its northern part is mountainous (the Mátra and Bükk are the two highest mountain ranges in Hungary), while at south it includes a part of the Great Hungarian Plain. From south it is bordered by Lake Tisza, the largest artificial lake in Hungary. The average temperature is between 8 and 10 °C (higher on the southern parts of the county).

Rivers

Highest point

Lowest point

History

The county was a primary target for the Ottoman Empire during the Ottoman-Hungarian Wars where the Siege of Eger took place.

Demographics

Religion in Heves County (2011 census)

   Catholic Church (52.1%)
   Greek Catholicism (0.4%)
   Calvinism (4.8%)
   Lutheranism (0.4%)
  Other religions (1.5%)
   Non-religious (14.0%)
   Atheists (1.1%)
  Undeclared (25.7%)

In 2015, it had a population of 301,296 and the population density was 83/km².

YearCounty population [2] Change
1949316,273n/a
1960Increase2.svg 347,8569.99%
1970Decrease2.svg 340,146-2.22%
1980Increase2.svg 350,360 (record)3.00%
1990Decrease2.svg 334,408-4.55%
2001Decrease2.svg 325,727-2.60%
2011Decrease2.svg 308,882-5.17%

Ethnicity

Besides the Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the Roma (approx. 19,000), Germans (1,000) Slovaks (500) and Romanians (500).

Total population (2011 census): 308,882
Ethnic groups (2011 census): [3] Identified themselves: 279,714 persons:

  • Hungarians: 257,659 (92.12%)
  • Gypsies: 19,312 (6.90%)
  • Others and indefinable: 2,743 (0.98%)

Approx. 43,000 persons in Heves County did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census.

Religion

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

Regional structure

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District of Heves County
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Gyöngyös 1938
English and
Hungarian names
Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)
Density
(pop./km²)
Seat№ of
municipalities
1 Bélapátfalva District
Bélapátfalvai járás
180.898,97850 Bélapátfalva 8
2 Eger District
Egri járás
602.0587,939146 Eger 22
3 Füzesabony District
Füzesabonyi járás
578.5530,41653 Füzesabony 16
4 Gyöngyös District
Gyöngyösi járás
750.7873,83498 Gyöngyös 25
5 Hatvan District
Hatvani járás
352.1651,246146 Hatvan 13
6 Heves District
Hevesi járás
697.6835,03650 Heves (town)17
7 Pétervására District
Pétervásárai járás
475.0721,43345 Pétervására 20
Heves County3,637.25308,88285 Eger 121

Politics

The Heves County Council, elected at the 2019 local government elections, is made up of 15 counselors, [5] with the following party composition:

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Countyhall of Heves
PartySeatsCurrent County Assembly
  Fidesz-KDNP 9         
 Opposition coalition [lower-alpha 1] 6         

Presidents of the General Assembly

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

Municipalities

Heves County has 1 urban county, 10 towns, 3 large villages and 107 villages.

City with county rights

(ordered by population, as of 2011 census)

Towns
Villages

Red pog.svg municipalities are large villages.

International relations

Heves County has a partnership relationship with: [7] [8]

References and notes

References
  1. nepesseg.com, population data of Hungarian settlements
  2. népesség.com, "Heves megye népessége 1870-2015"
  3. 1.1.6. A népesség anyanyelv, nemzetiség és nemek szerint – Frissítve: 2013.04.17.; Hungarian Central Statistical Office (in Hungarian)
  4. 2011. ÉVI NÉPSZÁMLÁLÁS, 3. Területi adatok, 3.10 Heves megye, (in Hungarian) Archived 2017-02-02 at the Wayback Machine
  5. "Megyei közgyűlés tagjai 2019-2024 (Heves megye)". valasztas.hu. Retrieved 2019-10-29.
  6. Önkormányzati választások eredményei (in Hungarian)
Notes

Coordinates: 47°50′N20°15′E / 47.833°N 20.250°E / 47.833; 20.250

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