Veszprém County within Hungary
|• President of the General Assembly||Imre Polgárdy (Fidesz-KDNP)|
|• Total||4,463.65 km2 (1,723.42 sq mi)|
|Area rank||9th in Hungary|
|• Rank||12th in Hungary|
810x, 816x – 819x, 830x – 8352, 84xx – 85xx
|Area code(s)||(+36) 87, 88, 89|
|ISO 3166 code||HU-VE|
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.
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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In 2015, it had a population of 346,647 and the population density was 77/km².
Besides the Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the Germans and Roma.
Total population (2011 census): 353,068
Ethnic groups (2011 census): Identified themselves: 315,436 persons:
Approximately 51,000 persons in Veszprém County did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census.
Religious adherence in the county according to 2011 census:
|1|| Ajka District |
|2|| Balatonalmádi District |
|3|| Balatonfüred District |
|4|| Devecser District |
|5|| Pápa District |
|6|| Sümeg District |
|7|| Tapolca District |
|8|| Várpalota District |
|9|| Veszprém District |
|10|| Zirc District |
The Veszprém County Council, elected at the 2014 local government elections, is made up of 17 counselors, with the following party composition:
|Party||Seats||Current County Assembly|
|Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik)||3|
|Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP)||3|
|Democratic Coalition (DK)||1|
|List of Presidents, from 1990|
|Imre Polgárdy (Fidesz-KDNP)||2014–|
Veszprém County has 1 urban county, 14 towns, 2 large villages and 200 villages.
(ordered by population, as of 2011 census)
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