Győr County

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Győr County
Comitatus Jauriensis  (Latin)
Győr vármegye  (Hungarian)
Komitat Raab  (German)
County of the Kingdom of Hungary
1598–1920

Coat of arms of Győr

Coat of arms

Location of Győr
Capital Győr
47°41′N 17°38′E / 47.683°N 17.633°E / 47.683; 17.633Coordinates: 47°41′N 17°38′E / 47.683°N 17.633°E / 47.683; 17.633
History
 •  Established 1598
 •  Treaty of Trianon 4 June 1920
Area
 •  1910 1,534 km2 (592 sq mi)
Population
 •  1910 136,300 
Density 88.9 /km2  (230.1 /sq mi)
Today part of Slovakia, Hungary

Győr county (in Hungarian: Győr (vár)megye) was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary, it's territory covered present-day north-western Hungary (95%) and south-western Slovakia (about 5%), mostly on the right (south) side of the Danube river. The capital of the county was the city of Győr.

Geography[edit]

Győr county shared borders with the counties Moson, Pozsony, Komárom, Veszprém and Sopron. The rivers Danube, and Rába run through the county. Its area was 1534 km² around 1910.

History[edit]

The Győr comitatus arose as one of the first comitatus of the Kingdom of Hungary. It was conquered by the Turks in 1541, and again by Habsburg Kingdom of Hungary around 1598.

In 1920 the Treaty of Trianon assigned a very small part of the territory of the county to Czechoslovakia. The rest stayed in Hungary and merged with the eastern part of Moson county and a very small part of Pozsony county to form Győr-Moson-Pozsony county.

After World War II, Győr-Moson-Pozsony county merged with Sopron county to form Győr-Sopron county. This county was renamed to Győr-Moson-Sopron county in the early 1990s. The part of the county north of the river Danube is now in Slovakia, Trnava Region.

Demographics[edit]

1900[edit]

Ethnic map of the county (with data of the 1910 census). Key: red - Hungarians; pink - Germans; light green - Slovaks. Coloured dots in plain rectangles imply the presence of smaller minority populations. Multicoloured rectangles imply cities and villages with multi-ethnic populations with the order of the stripes following the ethnic composition of the settlement.

In 1900, the county had a population of 126,188 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:

1910[edit]

In 1910, the county had a population of 136,295 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 Győr county were:

Districts (járás)
District Capital
Puszta Győrszentmárton (renamed Pannonhalma)
Sokoróalja Tét
Tószigetcsilizköz Győr
Urban counties (törvényhatósági jogú város)
Győr

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  2. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  3. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  4. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-25.