Veszprém County

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Veszprém County

Veszprém megye
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Descending, from top: View of Tihany Abbey from Lake Balaton, Badacsony Mountain, and Castle of Veszprém
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Coat of arms
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Veszprém County within Hungary
Country Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Region Central Transdanubia
County seat Veszprém
Districts
Government
  President of the General AssemblyImre Polgárdy (Fidesz-KDNP)
Area
  Total4,463.65 km2 (1,723.42 sq mi)
Area rank 9th in Hungary
Population
 (2015)
  Total346,647 [1]
  Rank 12th in Hungary
Postal code
810x, 816x – 819x, 830x – 8352, 84xx – 85xx
Area code(s) (+36) 87, 88, 89
ISO 3166 code HU-VE
Website www.vpmegye.hu

Veszprém (Hungarian : Veszprém megye, pronounced  [ˈvɛspreːm] ; German : Komitat Wesprim (Weißbrunn)) is an administrative county (megye) in Hungary. Veszprém is also the name of the capital city of Veszprém county.

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Veszprém county

Veszprém county lies in western Hungary. It covers the Bakony hills and the northern shore of Lake Balaton. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Vas, Győr-Moson-Sopron, Komárom-Esztergom, Fejér, Somogy and Zala. The capital of Veszprém county is Veszprém. The river Marcal runs along part of its western border. Its area is 4613 km².

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Veszprém County on an old map

History

Demographics

Religion in Veszprém County (2011 census)

   Catholic Church (47.2%)
   Greek Catholicism (0.2%)
   Calvinism (8.6%)
   Lutheranism (3.6%)
  Other religions (1.3%)
   Non-religious (12.2%)
   Atheists (1.1%)
  Undeclared (25.8%)

In 2015, it had a population of 346,647 and the population density was 77/km².

YearCounty population [2] Change
1949294,289n/a
1960Increase2.svg 337,83614.80%
1970Increase2.svg 357,8305.92%
1980Increase2.svg 377,746 (record)5.57%
1990Decrease2.svg 374,466-0.87%
2001Decrease2.svg 369,727-1.27%
2011Decrease2.svg 353,068-4.51%

Ethnicity

Besides the Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the Germans and Roma.

Total population (2011 census): 353,068
Ethnic groups (2011 census): [3] Identified themselves: 315,436 persons:

Approximately 51,000 persons in Veszprém 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 Veszprém County
English and
Hungarian names
Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)
Density
(pop./km²)
Seat№ of
municipalities
1 Ajka District
Ajkai járás
320.7139,160122 Ajka 11
2 Balatonalmádi District
Balatonalmádi járás
239.7524,330101 Balatonalmádi 10
3 Balatonfüred District
Balatonfüredi járás
357.7523,84967 Balatonfüred 22
4 Devecser District
Devecseri járás
421.7315,07936 Devecser 28
5 Pápa District
Pápai járás
1,022.0959,31058 Pápa 49
6 Sümeg District
Sümegi járás
306.4815,35850 Sümeg 21
7 Tapolca District
Tapolcai járás
540.3034,25663 Tapolca 33
8 Várpalota District
Várpalotai járás
294.2837,882129 Várpalota 8
9 Veszprém District
Veszprémi járás
629.6183,288132 Veszprém (town)19
10 Zirc District
Zirci járás
331.0219,38659 Zirc 15
Veszprém County4,463.65353,06878 Veszprém 217

Politics

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Countyhall of Veszprém.

The Veszprém County Council, elected at the 2014 local government elections, is made up of 17 counselors, with the following party composition: [5]

   PartySeatsCurrent County Assembly
  Fidesz-KDNP 10          
  Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik)3          
  Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP)3          
  Democratic Coalition (DK)1          

Presidents of the General Assembly

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

Municipalities

Veszprém County has 1 urban county, 14 towns, 2 large villages and 200 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

Coordinates: 47°10′N17°45′E / 47.167°N 17.750°E / 47.167; 17.750