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
Skyline of Heves County
Flag of Heves County
Coat of arms of Heves County
Coat of arms
Location of Heves County
Country Hungary
Region Northern Hungary
County seat Eger
 • Total 3,637.21 km2 (1,404.33 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 308,882
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
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.

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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).


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Regional structure[edit]

City with county rights[edit]

  • Eger (county seat)


(ordered by population, as of 2001)



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