Pest County

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Pest County
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Flag of Pest County
Flag
Coat of arms of Pest County
Coat of arms
Location of Pest County
Country Hungary
Region Central Hungary
County seat Budapest
Area
 • Total 6,393.14 km2 (2,468.41 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,217,476
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Demonym Pesti
ISO 3166 code HU-P
Website www.pestmegye.hu

Pest County (Hungarian pronunciation: [pɛʃt]) is a county (megye) in central Hungary. It covers an area of 6,393.14 square kilometres (2,468.41 sq mi), and has a population of 1,213,090 (2009). It surrounds the national capital Budapest and the majority of the county's population (65.2%/790,995 in 2009) live in the suburbs of Budapest. It shares borders with Slovakia and the Hungarian counties Nógrád, Heves, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Bács-Kiskun, Fejér and Komárom-Esztergom. The River Danube flows through the county. The capital of Pest County is Budapest (administratively separate).

History[edit]

The present county Pest was formed after World War II, when the former county Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun was split in two parts (the other part is within present-day Bács-Kiskun). Pest County also existed in the early days of the medieval Kingdom of Hungary (11th century). Its territory comprised approximately the north-eastern part of present Pest County. It was combined with adjacent Pilis county before the 15th century. More information can be found at the entry of former Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun county.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1870 330,089 —    
1880 353,851 +7.2%
1890 395,142 +11.7%
1900 450,136 +13.9%
1910 524,320 +16.5%
1920 571,753 +9.0%
1930 633,257 +10.8%
1941 682,696 +7.8%
1949 686,953 +0.6%
1960 781,505 +13.8%
1970 878,644 +12.4%
1980 973,830 +10.8%
1990 949,842 −2.5%
2001 1,083,877 +14.1%
2011 1,217,476 +12.3%

Ethnic groups (2001 census):

Religions (2001 census):

Regional structure[edit]

City with county's rights[edit]

  • Érd (65,043) (since 2011)

Towns[edit]

(ordered by population, as of 2001)

Villages[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Coordinates: 47°25′N 19°20′E / 47.417°N 19.333°E / 47.417; 19.333