Komárom-Esztergom County

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Komárom-Esztergom County
Komárom-Esztergom megye  (Hungarian)
Komitat Komorn-Gran  (German)
Counties of Hungary
Gerecse Mountains
Szelim cave Sunflowers in Kocs
Descending, from top: ramsons in the Gerecse Mountains, Szelim cave, landscapes of Kocs
Flag of Komárom-Esztergom County
Flag
Coat of arms of Komárom-Esztergom County
Coat of arms
Location of Komárom-Esztergom County
Country Hungary
Region Central Transdanubia
County seat Tatabánya
Government
 • President of the General Assembly György Popovics (Fidesz-KDNP)
Area
 • Total 2,264.52 km2 (874.34 sq mi)
Area rank 19th in Hungary
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 304,568
 • Rank 15th in Hungary
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Postal code 2027 – 2028, 2067, 25xx, 28xx – 29xx
Area code(s) (+36) 33, 34
ISO 3166 code HU-KE
Website www.kemoh.hu

Komárom-Esztergom (German: Komorn-Gran) (Slovak: Komárňansko-ostrihomská) is an administrative Hungarian county in Central Transdanubia Region, on the northern border with Slovakia. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron, Veszprém, Fejér and Pest. Its county seat is Tatabánya.

History[edit]

After World War I and the break-up of empires, the Hungarian Soviet Republic came to power in 1919, followed quickly by the Kingdom of Hungary. Komárom-Esztergom was created from the Hungarian parts of the pre-1918 counties Komárom and Esztergom, formerly part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

The pre-1918 situation was temporarily restored during World War II. Between 1950 and 1990, during the Communist regime, the county was called Komárom. Since the establishment of Hungary, it was named Komárom-Esztergom to refer to its historic past.

Demographics[edit]

In 2015, it had a population of 299,110 and the population density was 132/km².

Year County population[1] Change
1949 220,914 n/a
1960 Increase 270,810 22.59%
1970 Increase 304,461 12.43%
1980 Increase 322,893 (record) 6.05%
1990 Decrease 316,984 -1.83%
2001 Decrease 316,590 -0.12%
2011 Decrease 304,568 -3.80%

Ethnicity[edit]

Hungarians constitute the majority of the population. The chief minorities are ethnic Germans (approx. 9,000), Roma (4,000) and Slovaks (3,000).

Total population (2011 census): 304,568
Ethnic groups (2011 census):[2] Identified themselves: 270 933 persons:

Approx. 48,000 persons in Komárom-Esztergom County did not declare an ethnic group at the 2011 census.

Religion[edit]

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

Regional structure[edit]

District of Komárom-Esztergom County
English and
Hungarian names
Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)
Density
(pop./km²)
Seat № of
municipalities
1 Esztergom District
Esztergomi járás
537.26 93,784 175 Esztergom 24
2 Kisbér District
Kisbéri járás
510.55 20,284 40 Kisbér 17
3 Komárom District
Komáromi járás
378.78 39,863 105 Komárom 9
4 Oroszlány District
Oroszlányi járás
199.39 26,163 131 Oroszlány 6
5 Tatabánya District
Tatabányai járás
331.65 85,691 258 Tatabánya 10
6 Tata District
Tatai járás
306.71 38,783 126 Tata 10
Komárom-Esztergom County 2,264.52 304,568 130 Tatabánya 76

Politics[edit]

The Komárom-Esztergom 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 9                  
  Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik) 3                  
  Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) 2                  
  Democratic Coalition (DK) 1                  

Municipalities[edit]

The county is ranked second in terms of population density among counties in Hungary: 66% of people live in towns.

City with county rights[edit]

Towns[edit]

(ordered by population, as of 2011 census)

Villages[edit]

Red pog.svg municipalities are large villages.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ népesség.com, "Komárom-Esztergom 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, 3.12 Komárom-Esztergom megye, (Hungarian) [1]
  4. ^ Komárom-Esztergom Megyei Közgyûlés, (Hungarian) [2]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°35′N 18°20′E / 47.583°N 18.333°E / 47.583; 18.333