Tolna County

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Tolna County

Tolna megye
A Distant view of the Town, Church and Castle, 2006 Simontornya.jpg
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Descending, from top: View of Simontornya, Landscape in Gemenc forest, and Downtown of Szekszárd
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Tolna County within Hungary
Country Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Region Southern Transdanubia
County seat Szekszárd
Districts
Government
  President of the General AssemblyTamás Fehérvári (Fidesz-KDNP)
Area
  Total3,703.16 km2 (1,429.80 sq mi)
Area rank 15th in Hungary
Population
 (2015)
  Total225,936 [1]
  Rank 18th in Hungary
Postal code
702x – 7252,
7352 – 7361
Area code(s) (+36) 74, 75
ISO 3166 code HU-TO
Website www.tolnamegye.hu

Tolna (Hungarian : Tolna megye, pronounced  [ˈtolnɒ] ; German : Komitat Tolnau) is an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary as it was of the former Kingdom of Hungary. It lies in central Hungary, on the west bank of the river Danube. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Somogy, Fejér, Bács-Kiskun, and Baranya. The capital of Tolna county is Szekszárd. Its area is 3703 km².

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History

Tolna (in Latin: comitatus Tolnensis) was also the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory, which was about the same as that of present Tolna county, is now in central Hungary. The capital of the county was Szekszárd.

Demographics

Religion in Tolna County (2011 census)

   Catholic Church (47.1%)
   Greek Catholicism (0.1%)
   Calvinism (8.0%)
   Lutheranism (3.0%)
  Other religions (1.2%)
   Non-religious (15.5%)
   Atheists (1.0%)
  Undeclared (24.1%)

In 2015, it had a population of 225,936 and the population density was 61/km².

YearCounty population [2] Change
1949275,644n/a
1960Decrease2.svg 272,101-1.29%
1970Decrease2.svg 258,760-4.90%
1980Increase2.svg 266,2732.90%
1990Decrease2.svg 253,675-4.73%
2001Decrease2.svg 249,683-1.57%
2011Decrease2.svg 230,361-7.74%

Ethnicity

Besides the Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the Germans (approx. 10,000) and Roma (8,500).

Total population (2011 census): 230,361
Ethnic groups (2011 census): [3] Identified themselves: 214 953 persons:

  • Hungarians: 194 685 (90,57%)
  • Germans: 10 195 (4,74%)
  • Roma: 8 768 (4,08%)
  • Others and indefinable: 1 305 (0,61%)

Approx. 32,000 persons in Tolna County did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census.

Religion

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

Regional structure

District of Tolna County Tolna districts.png
District of Tolna County
No.English and
Hungarian names
Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)
Density
(pop./km²)
SeatNo. of
municipalities
1 Bonyhád District
Bonyhádi járás
476.7731,56766 Bonyhád 25
2 Dombóvár District
Dombóvári járás
509.0232,33164 Dombóvár 16
3 Paks District
Paksi járás
836.0049,43359 Paks 15
4 Szekszárd District
Szekszárdi járás
656.1860,12292 Szekszárd 17
5 Tamási District
Tamási járás
1,019.9438,70538 Tamási 32
6 Tolna District
Tolnai járás
205.2418,20389 Tolna (town)4
Tolna County3,703.16231,18364 Szekszárd 109

Politics

The Tolna County Council, elected at the 2014 local government elections, is made up of 15 counselors, with the following party composition: [5]

   PartySeatsCurrent County Assembly
  Fidesz-KDNP 8        
  Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik)3        
  Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP)2        
  Democratic Coalition (DK)1        
 People's Party (Néppárt)1        

Presidents of the General Assembly

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

Municipalities

Tolna County has 1 urban county, 10 towns, 5 large villages and 93 villages.

City with county rights

(ordered by population, as of 2011 census)

Towns
Villages

Red pog.svg municipalities are large villages.

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References

  1. nepesseg.com, population data of Hungarian settlements
  2. népesség.com, "Tolna 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, 3.17 Tolna megye, (in Hungarian)
  5. A Tolna Megyei Önkormányzat Közgyűlésnek tagjai, (in Hungarian)
  6. Önkormányzati választások eredményei (in Hungarian)

Coordinates: 46°30′N18°35′E / 46.500°N 18.583°E / 46.500; 18.583