Heves County

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This article is about the current administrative entity called Heves county. For the historical county, see Heves (former county). For the town, see Heves.
Heves County
Heves megye  (Hungarian)
Counties of Hungary
Skyline of Heves County
Flag of Heves County
Flag
Coat of arms of Heves County
Coat of arms
Location of Heves County
Country Hungary
Region Northern Hungary
County seat Eger
Government
 • President of the General Assembly Róbert Szabó (Fidesz-KDNP)
Area
 • Total 3,637.21 km2 (1,404.33 sq mi)
Area rank 16th in Hungary
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 308,882
 • Rank 14th in Hungary
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Postal code 300x – 304x,
32xx – 33xx
Area code(s) (+36) 36, 37
ISO 3166 code HU-HE
Website www.hevesmegye.hu

Heves county lies in northern Hungary. It lies between the right bank of the river Tisza and the Mátra and Bükk mountains. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Pest, Nógrád, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok. Eger is the county seat.

Tourist sights[edit]

Geography[edit]

Heves county is a geographically diverse area; its northern part is mountainous (the Mátra and Bükk are the two highest mountain ranges in Hungary), while at south it includes a part of the Great Hungarian Plain. From south it is bordered by Lake Tisza, the largest artificial lake in Hungary. The average temperature is between 8 and 10 °C (higher on the southern parts of the county).

Rivers[edit]

Highest point[edit]

Lowest point[edit]

History[edit]

Demographics[edit]

In 2015, it had a population of 301,296 and the population density was 83/km².

Year County population[1] Change
1949 316,273 n/a
1960 Increase 347,856 9.99%
1970 Decrease 340,146 -2.22%
1980 Increase 350,360 (record) 3.00%
1990 Decrease 334,408 -4.55%
2001 Decrease 325,727 -2.60%
2011 Decrease 308,882 -5.17%

Ethnicity[edit]

Besides the Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the Roma (approx. 19,000), Germans (1,000) Slovaks (500) and Romanians (500).

Total population (2011 census): 308,882
Ethnic groups (2011 census):[2] Identified themselves: 279 714 persons:

  • Hungarians: 257 659 (92,12%)
  • Gypsies: 19 312 (6,90%)
  • Others and indefinable: 2 743 (0,98%)

Approx. 43,000 persons in Heves County did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census.

Religion[edit]

Religious adherence in the county according to 2011 census:[3]

Regional structure[edit]

District of Heves County
English and
Hungarian names
Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)
Density
(pop./km²)
Seat № of
municipalities
1 Bélapátfalva District
Bélapátfalvai járás
180.89 8,978 50 Bélapátfalva 8
2 Eger District
Egri járás
602.05 87,939 146 Eger 22
3 Füzesabony District
Füzesabonyi járás
578.55 30,416 53 Füzesabony 16
4 Gyöngyös District
Gyöngyösi járás
750.78 73,834 98 Gyöngyös 25
5 Hatvan District
Hatvani járás
352.16 51,246 146 Hatvan 13
6 Heves District
Hevesi járás
697.68 35,036 50 Heves (city) 17
7 Pétervására District
Pétervásárai járás
475.07 21,433 45 Pétervására 20
Heves County 3,637.25 308,882 85 Eger 121

Economy[edit]

Politics[edit]

The Heves County Council, elected at the 2014 local government elections, is made up of 15 counselors, with the following party composition:[4]

    Party Seats Current County Assembly
  Fidesz-KDNP 8                
  Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik) 4                
  Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) 2                
  Democratic Coalition (DK) 1                

Municipalities[edit]

City with county rights[edit]

  • Eger – county seat; 56,569 (as of 2011)

Towns[edit]

(ordered by population, as of 2011 census)

Villages[edit]

Red pog.svg municipalities are large villages.

Gallery[edit]

International relations[edit]

Heves County has a partnership relationship with:[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ népesség.com, "Heves megye népessége 1870-2015"
  2. ^ 1.1.6. A népesség anyanyelv, nemzetiség és nemek szerint – Frissítve: 2013.04.17.; Hungarian Central Statistical Office (Hungarian)
  3. ^ 2011. ÉVI NÉPSZÁMLÁLÁS, 3. Területi adatok, 3.10 Heves megye, (Hungarian) [1]
  4. ^ Heves Megyei Közgyűlés tagjai és tisztségviselői, (Hungarian) [2]
  5. ^ [3]
  6. ^ [4]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°50′N 20°15′E / 47.833°N 20.250°E / 47.833; 20.250