List of cities and towns of Hungary

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Towns and villages in Hungary

Hungary has 3,152 municipalities as of July 15, 2013: 346 towns (Hungarian term: város, plural: városok; the terminology doesn't distinguish between cities and towns – the term town is used in official translations) and 2,806 villages (Hungarian: község, plural: községek) of which 126 are classified as large villages (Hungarian: nagyközség, plural: nagyközségek). The number of towns can change, since villages can be elevated to town status by act of the President. The capital Budapest has a special status and is not included in any county while 23 of the towns are so-called urban counties (megyei jogú város – town with county rights). All county seats except Budapest are urban counties.

Four of the cities (Budapest, Miskolc, Győr, and Pécs) have agglomerations, and the Hungarian Statistical Office distinguishes seventeen other areas in earlier stages of agglomeration development.[1]

The largest city is the capital, Budapest, while the smallest town is Pálháza with 1038 inhabitants (2010). The largest village is Solymár (population: 10,123 as of 2010). There are more than 100 villages with fewer than 100 inhabitants while the smallest villages have fewer than 20 inhabitants.

Largest cities in Hungary[edit]

   County seat. Note that there is a total of 19 counties of Hungary + Budapest - the capital Budapest doubles as a county (called Budapest or Budapest város) and the seat of the separate Pest County (Pest megye) which surrounds Budapest but does not actually include the capital city.

Bold: Town with county rights (megyei jogú város).

Over 100,000 (large cities)[edit]

City / town County Population Peak population Metropolitan area (2022)
1949 Census 1990 Census 2011 Census 2022 Estimate
1. Budapest Budapest (Pest) 1,590,316 2,016,681 1,733,685 1,706,851 Decrease 2,113,034 (1989) 3,303,786
2. Debrecen Hajdú-Bihar 115,399 212,235 211,340 199,725 Decrease 217,706 (1994) 318,445
3. Szeged Csongrád-Csanád 104,867 175,301 168,048 157,372 Decrease 178,878 (1994) 235,002
4. Miskolc Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén 109,841 196,442 167,754 147,480 Decrease 211,345 (1985) 275,213
5. Pécs Baranya 89,470 170,039 156,049 138,420 Decrease 172,177 (1994) 238,442
6. Győr Győr-Moson-Sopron 69,583 129,331 129,527 132,111 Decrease 133,946 (2020) 265,710
7. Nyíregyháza Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg 56,334 114,152 119,746 115,521 Decrease 119,746 (2011) 230,221
8. Kecskemét Bács-Kiskun 61,730 102,516 111,411 108,817 Decrease 112,233 (2010) 190,323
Sources:[2][3]

50,000–100,000 (medium-sized cities)[edit]

City / town County Population Top population Metropolitan area
(2022)
1949 Census 1990 Census 2011 Census 2022 Estimate
9. Székesfehérvár Fejér 42,260 108,958 100,570 94,893 Decrease 109,762 (1993) 255,434
10. Szombathely Vas 47,589 85,617 78,884 77,970 Decrease 85,932 (1994) 135.554
11. Érd Pest 16,444 43,327 63,631 71,641 Increase 71,641 (2022) Budapest
12. Szolnok Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok 37,520 78,328 72,953 68,774 Decrease 80,859 (1994) 120,213
13. Tatabánya Komárom-Esztergom 40,221 74,277 67,753 64,305 Decrease 75,921 (1980) -
14. Sopron Győr-Moson-Sopron 36,506 55,083 60,548 62,116 Decrease 63,065 (2020) -
15. Kaposvár Somogy 37,945 71,788 66,245 58,633 Decrease 74,101 (1979) -
16. Békéscsaba Békés 44,053 67,157 62,050 57,299 Decrease 68,044 (1980) -
17. Veszprém Veszprém 20,682 63,867 61,721 57,145 Decrease 65,789 (1994) -
18. Zalaegerszeg Zala 21,668 62,212 59,499 55,037 Decrease 62,908 (1994) -
19. Eger Heves 32,352 61,892 56,569 50,032 Decrease 63,794 (1994) -
Source:[3]

30,000–50,000 (towns)[edit]

City / town County Population Top population Metropolitan area
(2021)
1949 Census 2011 Census 2022 Estimate
20. Nagykanizsa Zala 33,158 49,026 44,550 Decrease 54,052 (1990) -
21. Dunakeszi Pest 11,029 40,545 43,907 Increase 43,990 (2021) Budapest
22. Hódmezővásárhely Csongrád-Csanád 49,417 46,047 42,207 Decrease 54,486 (1980) Szeged
23. Dunaújváros Fejér 3,949 48,484 41,103 Decrease 60,736 (1980) -
24. Szigetszentmiklós Pest 5,865 34,708 40,750 Increase 40,750 (2022) Budapest
25. Cegléd Pest 35,237 36,645 35,088 Decrease 40,644 (1980) -
26. Mosonmagyaróvár Győr-Moson-Sopron 16,546 32,004 34,372 Decrease 34,439 (2021) -
27. Baja Bács-Kiskun 27,936 36,267 33,364 Decrease 39,822 (1994) -
28. Vác Pest 21,287 33,831 32,977 Increase 34,866 (1980) Budapest
29. Gödöllő Pest 12,216 32,522 31,494 Decrease 32,437 (2016) Budapest
30. Salgótarján Nógrád 32,571 37,262 31,484 Decrease 50,120 (1980) -
31. Ózd Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén 29,184 34,481 30,639 Decrease 48,636 (1981) -
32. Szekszárd Tolna 16,354 34,296 30,401 Decrease 39,005 (1989) -
33. Hajdúböszörmény Hajdú-Bihar 30,315 31,725 29,728 Decrease 33,685 (1960) -
34. Pápa Veszprém 24,291 31,845 28,917 Decrease 33,846 (1990) -
Source:[3]

All other towns in Hungary[edit]

Sources:[3][4] 25,000 – 15,000

15,000 – 5,000

< 5,000

Largest cities in Hungary in 1910[edit]

In 1910, the ten largest cities in the Kingdom of Hungary (including Croatia-Slavonia) were:[5]

Out of Hungary's ten largest cities in 1910, five are now located outside of Hungary as a result of post-World War I border changes.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ter leti atlasz - Interakt v tematikus". portal.ksh.hu. Archived from the original on 2006-03-19.
  2. ^ "Magyarország közigazgatási helynévkönyve, 2012. január 1" [Gazetteer of Hungary, 1st January 2012] (PDF). Hungarian Central Statistical Office. Retrieved 2022-02-22.
  3. ^ a b c d "Localities 01.01.2021". Hungarian Central Statistical Office. Retrieved 2022-02-22.
  4. ^ "List of localities in alphabetical order". Hungarian Central Statistical Office. Retrieved 2022-02-22.
  5. ^ "The Chicago Daily News Almanac and Year Book for ... - Google Books". 1918. Retrieved 2019-04-05.

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