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 named after the Ossetians (Jasz) and Cumans (Kun) who settled there, along with Szolnok. The county was part of the Danube–Criș–Mureș–Tisa Euroregion between 1997 and 2004.

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