Győr County

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Győr County
County of the Kingdom of Hungary
1598–1920

Coat of arms of Győr

Coat of arms

Location of Győr
Capital Győr
47°41′N 17°38′E / 47.683°N 17.633°E / 47.683; 17.633Coordinates: 47°41′N 17°38′E / 47.683°N 17.633°E / 47.683; 17.633
History
 -  Established 1598
 -  Treaty of Trianon 4 June 1920
Area
 -  1910 1,534 km2 (592 sq mi)
Population
 -  1910 136,300 
Density 88.9 /km2  (230.1 /sq mi)
Today part of Slovakia, Hungary

Győr county (in Hungarian: Győr (vár)megye) was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary in present-day north-western Hungary (95%) and south-western Slovakia (about 5%), mostly on the right (south) side of the Danube river. The capital of the county was the city of Győr.

Geography[edit]

Győr county shared borders with the counties Moson, Pozsony, Komárom, Veszprém and Sopron. The rivers Danube, and Rába run through the county. Its area was 1534 km² around 1910.

History[edit]

The Győr comitatus arose as one of the first comitatus of the Kingdom of Hungary. It was conquered by the Turks in 1541, and again by the Austrians-Hungarians around 1598.

In 1920 the Treaty of Trianon assigned a very small part of the territory of the county to Czechoslovakia. The rest stayed in Hungary and merged with the eastern part of Moson county and a very small part of Pozsony county to form Győr-Moson-Pozsony county.

After World War II, Győr-Moson-Pozsony county merged with Sopron (County) to form Győr-Sopron county. This county was renamed to Győr-Moson-Sopron county in the early 1990s. The part of the county north of the river Danube is now in Slovakia, Trnava Region.

Demographics[edit]

1900[edit]

In 1900, the county had a population of 126,188 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 136,295 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 Győr county were:

Districts (járás)
District Capital
Puszta Győrszentmárton (renamed Pannonhalma)
Sokoróalja Tét
Tószigetcsilizköz Győr
Urban counties (törvényhatósági jogú város)
Győr

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.