Fejér County (former)

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

Coat of arms of Fejér

Coat of arms

Location of Fejér
Capital Székesfehérvár
47°11′N 18°25′E / 47.183°N 18.417°E / 47.183; 18.417Coordinates: 47°11′N 18°25′E / 47.183°N 18.417°E / 47.183; 18.417
History
 -  Established 11th century
 -  Disestablished 1946
Area
 -  1910 4,129 km2 (1,594 sq mi)
Population
 -  1910 250,600 
Density 60.7 /km2  (157.2 /sq mi)
Today part of Hungary

Fejér (in Latin: comitatus Albensis) was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory, which was slightly smaller than that of present Fejér county, is now in central Hungary. The capital of the county was Székesfehérvár.

Geography[edit]

Fejér county shared borders with the Hungarian counties Veszprém, Komárom, Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun and Tolna. It lay southwest of Budapest, around Székesfehérvár. The river Danube formed most of its eastern border. Its area was 4129 km² around 1910.

Map of the former Fejér county (Kingdom of Hungary) around 1910

History[edit]

Fejér county arose as one of the first comitatus of the Kingdom of Hungary, in the 11th century. The Solt region, east of the Danube river, which used to be part of Fejér county, went to Pest-Pilis-Solt county in the 17th century.

After World War II, the region south-east of Lake Balaton (around Enying), which used to be in Veszprém county, went to Fejér county. The city of Érd and its surroundings went to Pest county.

Demographics[edit]

1891[edit]

Ethnic groups (1891):

Total population: 222,445

1900[edit]

In 1900, the county had a population of 236,102 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 250,670 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 Fejér county were:

Districts (járás)
District Capital
Adony Adony
Mór Mór
Sárbogárd Sárbogárd
Székesfehérvár Székesfehérvár
Vál Vál
Urban counties (törvényhatósági jogú város)
Székesfehérvár

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  2. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  3. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  4. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-25.