Heves County (former)

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Heves County
Comitatus Hevesiensis  (Latin)
Heves vármegye  (Hungarian)
Komitat Hewesch  (German)
County of the Kingdom of Hungary
13th century–1946

Coat of arms of Heves

Coat of arms

Location of Heves
Capital Eger
47°54′N 20°22′E / 47.900°N 20.367°E / 47.900; 20.367Coordinates: 47°54′N 20°22′E / 47.900°N 20.367°E / 47.900; 20.367
 •  Established 13th century
 •  Disestablished 1946
 •  1910 3,761 km2 (1,452 sq mi)
 •  1910 279,700 
Density 74.4 /km2  (192.6 /sq mi)
Today part of Hungary
This article is about the county of the Kingdom of Hungary. For the modern county see Heves County. For the town see Heves.

Heves was an administrative county in the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory, which is now in northern Hungary, was slightly larger than that of present Heves county. The capital of the county was Eger.


Heves county shared borders with the Hungarian counties Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun, Nógrád, Gömör-Kishont, Borsod, Hajdú and Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok. It stretched from the Mátra and Bükk mountains to and across the river Tisza. Its area was 3761 km² around 1910.


Heves county was formed in the 13th century. It was ruled by the Turks between 1596-1687. After World War II, the territory of the county was modified: the region around Pásztó is now in Nógrád county, the area on the left bank of the Tisza (Tiszafüred) is now in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county, and an area north of Eger was taken from Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county.


Ethnic map of the county with data of the 1910 census (see the key in the description).

In 1900, the county had a population of 212,352 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[1]


According to the census of 1900, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[2]



In the early 20th century, the subdivisions of Heves county were:

Districts (járás)
District Capital
Eger Eger
Gyöngyös Gyöngyös
Hatvan Hatvan
Heves Heves
Pétervására Pétervására
Tiszafüred Tiszafüred
Urban districts (rendezett tanácsú város)
  1. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  2. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-12-06.