Komárom-Esztergom County

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Komárom-Esztergom County
Skyline of Komárom-Esztergom County
Flag of Komárom-Esztergom County
Flag
Coat of arms of Komárom-Esztergom County
Coat of arms
Location of Komárom-Esztergom County
Country Hungary
Region Central Transdanubia
County seat Tatabánya
Area
 • Total 2,264.52 km2 (874.34 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 304,568
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Website www.kemoh.hu

Komárom-Esztergom is an administrative Hungarian county in Transdanubia, on the northern border with Slovakia. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron, Veszprém, Fejér and Pest. Its county seat is Tatabánya.

History[edit]

After World War I and the break-up of empires, the Hungarian Soviet Republic came to power in 1919, followed quickly by the Kingdom of Hungary. Komárom-Esztergom was created from the Hungarian parts of the pre-1918 counties Komárom and Esztergom, formerly part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

The pre-1918 situation was temporarily restored during World War II. Between 1950 and 1990, during the Communist regime, the county was called Komárom. Since the establishment of Hungary, it was named Komárom-Esztergom to refer to its historic past.

Regional structure[edit]

The county is ranked second in terms of population density among counties in Hungary: 66% of people live in towns.

Towns[edit]

As of January 1, 2009[1]

Aerial photography: Esztergom

Villages[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ksh.hu/docs/hun/hnk/hnk2009.pdf

Coordinates: 47°35′N 18°20′E / 47.583°N 18.333°E / 47.583; 18.333