Nagy-Küküllő County

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Nagy-Küküllő County
Comitatul Târnava-Mare
Nagy-Küküllő vármegye
Komitat Groß-Kokelburg
County of the Kingdom of Hungary
1876–1920

Coat of arms of Nagy-Küküllő

Coat of arms

Location of Nagy-Küküllő
Capital Segesvár
46°13′N 24°48′E / 46.217°N 24.800°E / 46.217; 24.800Coordinates: 46°13′N 24°48′E / 46.217°N 24.800°E / 46.217; 24.800
History
 -  Established 1876
 -  Treaty of Trianon 4 June 1920
Area
 -  1910 3,337 km2 (1,288 sq mi)
Population
 -  1910 148,800 
Density 44.6 /km2  (115.5 /sq mi)
Today part of Romania
Sighişoara is the current name of the capital.

Nagy-Küküllő (Romanian: Comitatul Târnava-Mare) was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is now in central Romania (central Transylvania). Nagy-Küküllő is the Hungarian name for the Târnava Mare River. The capital of the county was Sighişoara (Romanian, Segesvár in Hungarian).

Geography[edit]

Nagy-Küküllő county shared borders with the Hungarian counties Alsó-Fehér, Kis-Küküllő, Udvarhely, Háromszék, Brassó, Fogaras and Szeben. The Târnava Mare River/Nagy-Küküllő formed part of its northern border, the river Olt part of its southern border. Its area was 3337 km² around 1910.

History[edit]

Nagy-Küküllő county was formed when the county Küküllő was split in 1876, when the administrative structure of Transylvania was changed. In 1918 (confirmed by the Treaty of Trianon 1920), the county became part of Romania. Its territory lies in the present Romanian counties Sibiu (the west), Braşov (the south-east) and Mureş (around Sighişoara).

Demographics[edit]

In 1900, the county had a population of 145,138 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:

In 1910, county had a population of 148,826 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 Nagy-Küküllő county were:

Districts (járás)
District Capital
Kőhalom Kőhalom, RO Rupea
Medgyes Medgyes, RO Mediaş
Nagysink Nagysink, RO Cincu
Segesvár Segesvár, RO Sighişoara
Szentágota Szentágota, RO Agnita
Urban districts (rendezett tanácsú város)
Medgyes, RO Mediaş
Segesvár, RO Sighişoara

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  2. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  3. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  4. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-20.