Liptó County

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Liptó County
Liptó vármegye  (Hungarian)
Comitatus Liptoviensis  (Latin)
Komitat Liptau  (German)
Liptovská župa  (Slovak)
County of the Kingdom of Hungary
15th century–1920

Coat of arms of Liptó

Coat of arms

Location of Liptó
Capital Liptószentmiklós
49°5′N 19°37′E / 49.083°N 19.617°E / 49.083; 19.617Coordinates: 49°5′N 19°37′E / 49.083°N 19.617°E / 49.083; 19.617
History
 •  Established 15th century
 •  Treaty of Trianon 4 June 1920
Area
 •  1910 2,246 km2 (867 sq mi)
Population
 •  1910 86,900 
Density 38.7 /km2  (100.2 /sq mi)
Today part of  Slovakia
Liptovský Mikuláš is the current name of the capital.

Liptó County (Hungarian: Liptó vármegye, Latin: Comitatus Liptoviensis, Slovak: Liptovská župa, German: Komitat Liptau, Polish: Komitat Liptów) was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is now in northern Slovakia.

Geography[edit]

Liptó county shared borders with the Austrian land Galicia and the Hungarian counties Árva, Turóc, Zólyom, Gömör-Kishont and Szepes. The county's territory was situated along the upper Vág (present-day Váh) river between the High Tatras and the Low Tatras. Its area was 2,247 km² around 1910.

Today, the territory of the former Liptó County largely corresponds to the Ružomberok District and Liptovský Mikuláš District in northern Slovakia. Three villages (Liptovská Teplička, Štrba and Štrbské Pleso) are now in the Poprad District.

Capitals[edit]

The capitals of the county were the Liptó Castle, later Németlipcse (present-day Partizánska Ľupča), and since 1677 the capital was Liptószentmiklós (present-day Liptovský Mikuláš).

History[edit]

Liptó county as a Hungarian comitatus arose before the 15th century. At various points throughout history the county was ruled by Voivodes or Counts from the Rosenberg, Csák and Benyovszky families. In the aftermath of World War I, the area became part of newly formed Czechoslovakia, as recognized by the concerned states in 1920 by the Treaty of Trianon.

Demographics[edit]

1900[edit]

In 1900, the county had a population of 82,159 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]

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

In 1910, the county had a population of 86,906 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 Liptó County were:

Districts (járás)
District Capital
Liptószentmiklós Liptószentmiklós, (today Liptovský Mikuláš)
Liptóújvár Liptóújvár, (today Liptovský Hrádok)
Németlipcse Németlipcse, (today Partizánska Ľupča)
Rózsahegy Rózsahegy, (today Ružomberok)
Urban districts (rendezett tanácsú város)
Rózsahegy, (today Ružomberok)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  2. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  3. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  4. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-26.