Békés County (former)

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Békés County
County of the Kingdom of Hungary
11th century–1946

Coat of arms of Békés

Coat of arms

Location of Békés
Capital Gyula
46°39′N 21°16′E / 46.650°N 21.267°E / 46.650; 21.267Coordinates: 46°39′N 21°16′E / 46.650°N 21.267°E / 46.650; 21.267
History
 -  Established 11th century
 -  Disestablished 1946
Area
 -  1910 3,670 km2 (1,417 sq mi)
Population
 -  1910 298,710 
Density 81.4 /km2  (210.8 /sq mi)
Today part of Hungary

Békés was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory, which was smaller than that of present Békés county, is now in southeastern Hungary. The capital of the county was Gyula.

Geography[edit]

Békés county shared borders with the Hungarian counties Csongrád, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Hajdú, Bihar, Arad and Csanád. The river Körös/Criş flowed through the county. Its area was 3671 km² around 1910.

History[edit]

Map of Békés county

Békés county arose as one of the first comitatus of the Kingdom of Hungary, in the 11th century. After World War II, the territory of Békés county was expanded with:

Demographics[edit]

1900[edit]

In 1900, the county had a population of 278,731 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[1]

Total:

According to the census of 1900, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[2]

Total:

1910[edit]

In 1910, the county had a population of 298,710 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[3]

Total:

According to the census of 1910, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[4]

Total:

Subdivisions[edit]

In the early 20th century, the subdivisions of Békés county were:

Districts (járás)
District Capital
Békés Békés
Békéscsaba Békéscsaba
Gyoma Gyoma
Gyula Gyula
Orosháza Orosháza
Szarvas Szarvas
Szeghalom Szeghalom
Urban districts (rendezett tanácsú város)
Gyula

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  4. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-24.