Nógrád County within Hungary
|• President of the General Assembly||Nándor Skuczi (Fidesz-KDNP)|
|• Total||2,545.48 km2 (982.82 sq mi)|
|Area rank||18th in Hungary|
|• Rank||19th in Hungary|
2175 – 2179, 2610, 2611, 2616 – 2619, 264x – 269x, 304x – 31xx
|Area code(s)||(+36) 32, 35|
|ISO 3166 code||HU-NO|
Nógrád (Hungarian : Nógrád megye, pronounced [ˈnoːɡraːd] ; Slovak : Novohradská župa) is a county (Hungarian : megye) of Hungary.
Nógrád county lies in northern Hungary. It shares borders with Slovakia and the Hungarian counties Pest, Heves and Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén. The capital of Nógrád county is Salgótarján. Its area is 2,544 km². It is the smallest county by population and the second smallest by area (after Komárom-Esztergom).
Nógrád is famous for its historic architecture of ancient Gothic churches and stone castles dated to the 13th century. Other historic landmark includes the baroque buildings constructed in the 18th century and the Vay, Teleki. Much of the northern border of the county is formed by the river Ipoly. The mountain ranges Börzsöny, Cserhát and Mátra lie partly in the county.
Due to the mountains, the county is characterised by small villages nestled in the valleys. The two largest settlements are Balassagyarmat, the former county seat, and Salgótarján, which has become a center of industry in the early 20th century due to coal mines nearby.
Nógrád (-Hungarian, in Latin: comitatus Neogradiensis, in German: Neuburg or Neograd, in Slovak: Novohrad) was also the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. The name stems from the former Nógrád castle (Slovak : Novohrad - this name is still used in Slovakia as well as the informal designation of the corresponding territory, now located in southern Slovakia and in northern Hungary).
In 2015, it had a population of 195,923 and the population density was 77/km².
Besides the Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the Roma (approx. 15,000), Slovak (2,500) and German (1,000).
Total population (2011 census): 202,427
Ethnic groups (2011 census): Identified themselves: 192,438 persons:
Approx. 26,000 persons in Nógrád County did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census.
Religious adherence in the county according to 2011 census:
|1|| Balassagyarmat District |
|2|| Bátonyterenye District |
|3|| Pásztó District |
|4|| Rétság District |
|5|| Salgótarján District |
|6|| Szécsény District |
The Nógrád County Council, elected at the 2019 local government elections, is made up of 15 counselors,with the following party composition:
|Party||Seats||Current County Assembly|
|Hungarian Socialist Party||1|
|Our Homeland Movement||1|
|List of Presidents, from 1990|
|Ferenc Korill (SZDSZ)||1990–1994|
|Sándor Smitnya (SZDSZ)||1994–1998|
|Zsolt Becsó (Fidesz)||1998–2002|
|Ottó Dóra (MSZP)||2002–2006|
|Zsolt Becsó (Fidesz-KDNP)||2006–2014|
|Nándor Skuczi (Fides-KDNP)||2014–|
Nógrád County has 1 urban county, 5 towns and 125 villages.
(ordered by population, as of 2011 census)
Salgótarján is the capital of Nógrád county, north-eastern Hungary, making it the third smallest county capital based on population.
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Fiľakovo is a town in the Banská Bystrica Region of south-central Slovakia. Historically it was located in Nógrád County, as part of the Nógrád, Novohrad, "Newcastle" region.
Rétság is a small town in Nógrád county, in Hungary.
Nőtincs, a pictorial locality looking back on a thousand-year old history is in Nógrád county, Hungary. The village is located 51 km (32 mi) north of Budapest near the European route E77, halfway between Vác and Balassagyarmat. Nőtincs is seated at the border of Cserhát and Börzsöny hills. Its location determines the function of the village.
Heves 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.
Nógrád was an administrative county of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is now divided between Hungary and Slovakia. The name Novohrad is still used in Slovakia as an informal designation of the corresponding territory. The name is derived from the former Nógrád castle in Hungary.
Szalmatercs is a village in Nógrád county, Hungary.
The Novohrad – Nógrád Geopark (NNG), a geopark straddling the border between Hungary and Slovakia, is one of the first transnational geoparks in the world. It is a member of the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network and European Geoparks Network.
Bátonyterenye is a district in eastern part of Nógrád County. Bátonyterenye is also the name of the town where the district seat is found. The district is located in the Northern Hungary Statistical Region.
Balassagyarmat is a district in north-western part of Nógrád County. Balassagyarmat is also the name of the town where the district seat is found. The district is located in the Northern Hungary Statistical Region.
Pásztó is a district in south-eastern part of Nógrád County. Pásztó is also the name of the town where the district seat is found. The district is located in the Northern Hungary Statistical Region.
Rétság is a district in western part of Nógrád County. Rétság is also the name of the town where the district seat is found. The district is located in the Northern Hungary Statistical Region.
Salgótarján is a district in north-eastern part of Nógrád County. Salgótarján is also the name of the town where the district seat is found. The district is located in the Northern Hungary Statistical Region.
Szécsény is a district in northern part of Nógrád County. Szécsény is also the name of the town where the district seat is found. The district is located in the Northern Hungary Statistical Region.
Pétervására is a district in north-western part of Heves County. Pétervására is also the name of the town where the district seat is found. The district is located in the Northern Hungary Statistical Region.
Vác is a district in northern part of Pest County. Vác is also the name of the town where the district seat is found. The district is located in the Central Hungary Statistical Region.
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