Tolna County

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Tolna County
Tolna megye  (Hungarian)
Komitat Tolnau  (German)
Counties of Hungary
Skyline of Tolna County
Flag of Tolna County
Flag
Coat of arms of Tolna County
Coat of arms
Location of Tolna County
Country Hungary
Region Southern Transdanubia
County seat Szekszárd
Government
 • President of the General Assembly Tamás Fehérvári (Fidesz-KDNP)
Area
 • Total 3,703.16 km2 (1,429.80 sq mi)
Area rank 15th in Hungary
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 230,361
 • Rank 18th in Hungary
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Postal code 702x – 7252,
7352 – 7361
Area code(s) (+36) 74, 75
ISO 3166 code HU-TO
Website www.tolnamegye.hu

Tolna (German: Tolnau), (Latin: Tolnensis) is an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary and in the former Kingdom of Hungary. It lies in central Hungary, on the west bank of the river Danube. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Somogy, Fejér, Bács-Kiskun, and Baranya. The capital of Tolna county is Szekszárd. Its area is 3703 km².

History[edit]

Tolna (in Latin: comitatus Tolnensis) was also the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory, which was about the same as that of present Tolna county, is now in central Hungary. The capital of the county was Szekszárd.

Demographics[edit]

In 2015, it had a population of 225,936 and the population density was 61/km².

Year County population[1] Change
1949 275,644 n/a
1960 Decrease 272,101 -1.29%
1970 Decrease 258,760 -4.90%
1980 Increase 266,273 2.90%
1990 Decrease 253,675 -4.73%
2001 Decrease 249,683 -1.57%
2011 Decrease 230,361 -7.74%

Ethnicity[edit]

Besides the Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the Germans (approx. 10,000) and Roma (8,500).

Total population (2011 census): 230,361
Ethnic groups (2011 census):[2] Identified themselves: 214 953 persons:

Approx. 32,000 persons in Tolna County did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census.

Religion[edit]

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

Politics[edit]

The Tolna 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 8                
  Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik) 3                
  Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) 2                
  Democratic Coalition (DK) 1                
  People's Party (Néppárt) 1                

Municipalities[edit]

Cities 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, "Tolna megye népessége 1870-2015"
  2. ^ 1.1.6. A népesség anyanyelv, nemzetiség és nemek szerint – Frissítve: 2013.04.17.; Hungarian Central Statistical Office (in Hungarian)
  3. ^ 2011. ÉVI NÉPSZÁMLÁLÁS, 3. Területi adatok, 3.17 Tolna megye, (in Hungarian) [1]
  4. ^ A Tolna Megyei Önkormányzat Közgyűlésnek tagjai, (in Hungarian) [2]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°30′N 18°35′E / 46.500°N 18.583°E / 46.500; 18.583