Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County

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Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County
Skyline of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County
Flag of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County
Flag
Coat of arms of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County
Coat of arms
Location of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County
Country Hungary
Region Northern Great Plain
County seat Szolnok
Area
 • Total 5,581.61 km2 (2,155.07 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 386,594
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Website www.jnszm.hu

This article is about the modern county, for the historical one see Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok (former county).

Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in Hungary. It lies in central Hungary and shares borders with the Hungarian counties Pest, Heves, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hajdú-Bihar, Békés, Csongrád, and Bács-Kiskun. The rivers Tisza and Körös flow through the county. The capital of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county is Szolnok. Its area is 5582 km². Before approximately 1990, the name of the county was Szolnok. The county is also part of the Danube-Kris-Mures-Tisa (Duna-Körös-Maros-Tisza) euroregion. The county is named after the Cumans (Kun) who settled there, among other places.

Regional structure[edit]

The majority of the population lives in the 18 cities/towns of the county.

City with county rights[edit]

Aerial photography: Szolnok - Hungary

Towns[edit]

(ordered by population as of 2001)

Villages[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Cumans - the ancient nomadic warriors which the county is named after
Mezőtúr - City hall - aerial photo

References[edit]

Coordinates: 47°15′N 20°30′E / 47.250°N 20.500°E / 47.250; 20.500