Somogy County

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For the former county, see Somogy County (former).
Somogy County
Kaposvar - River Kapos.jpgSiofok-bateau H-24428.jpg
Flag of Somogy County
Coat of arms of Somogy County
Coat of arms
Location of Somogy County
Country Hungary
Region Southern Transdanubia
County seat Kaposvár
 • Total 6,065.07 km2 (2,341.74 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 317,307
 • Density 52/km2 (140/sq mi)

Somogy (Slovene: Šomodska županija) is an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary.

Somogy county[edit]

Somogy county lies in south-western Hungary, on the border with Croatia. It stretches between the river Dráva and the southern shore of Lake Balaton. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Zala, Veszprém, Fejér, Tolna and Baranya. It is the most sparsely populated county in Hungary. The capital of Somogy county is Kaposvár. Its area is 6036 km².


Somogy was also the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory, which was slightly larger than that of present Somogy county, is now in south-western Hungary. The capital of the county was Kaposvár.

Aerial photograph of Kaposvár.

Regional structure[edit]

City with county rights[edit]


(ordered by population, according to the 2012 census)


Presidents of the General Assembly[edit]

Name Period
István Gyenesei 1990 - 1994
István Kolber 1994 - 1998
István Gyenesei 1998 - 2006
Attila Gelencsér 2006–Present

See also[edit]



Coordinates: 46°25′N 17°35′E / 46.417°N 17.583°E / 46.417; 17.583