Ung County

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Ung County
Comitatus Unghvariensis
County of the Kingdom of Hungary
11th century–1920

Coat of arms of Ung

Coat of arms

Location of Ung
Capital Ungvár
48°37′N 22°18′E / 48.617°N 22.300°E / 48.617; 22.300Coordinates: 48°37′N 22°18′E / 48.617°N 22.300°E / 48.617; 22.300
 •  Established 11th century
 •  Treaty of Trianon June 4, 1920
 •  1910 3,230 km2 (1,247 sq mi)
 •  1910 161,989 
Density 50.2 /km2  (129.9 /sq mi)
Today part of  Ukraine
Uzhhorod is the current name of the capital.

Ung county (in Latin: comitatus Unghvariensis, in Hungarian: Ung (vár)megye in Slovak also: Užský komitát/ Užská župa / Užská stolica) was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is now in eastern Slovakia (1/3) and western Ukraine (2/3).


Map of Ung county around 1910.

Ung county shared borders with the Austrian crownland Galicia (now in Poland and Ukraine) and the Hungarian counties Bereg, Szabolcs and Zemplén (Zemplín). It was situated between the Carpathian Mountains in the north, the rivers Tisza and Latorica in the south, and the river Laborec in the west. The rivers Latorica and Uzh (Hungarian: Ung, hence the name of the county) flowed through the county. Its area was 3230 km² around 1910.


Initially, the capital of the county was the Uzhhorod Castle, later the town of Uzhhorod (in Hungarian: Ungvár).


Ung is one of the oldest counties of the Kingdom of Hungary. In the aftermath of World War I, most of Ung county became part of newly formed Czechoslovakia, as recognized by the concerned states in the 1920 Treaty of Trianon. The town of Záhony and the village of Győröcske remained in Hungary (county Szabolcs-Ung).

Following the provisions of the controversial First Vienna Award, all but the westernmost part of the county came under Hungarian control in November 1938. After World War II, this westernmost part was returned to Czechoslovakia. The rest (except Záhony and Győröcske) became part of the Soviet Union, Ukrainian SSR, Zakarpattia Oblast.



In 1900, the county had a population of 153,266 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[1]


According to the census of 1900, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[2]



Regional hall in Ungvár

In 1910, the county had a population of 161,989 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[3]


According to the census of 1910, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[4]



In the early 20th century, the subdivisions of Ung county were:

Districts (járás)
District Capital
Nagyberezna Nagyberezna, UA Velykyi Bereznyi
Nagykapos Nagykapos, SK Veľké Kapušany
Perecseny Perecseny, UA Perechyn
Szerednye Szerednye, UA Serednye
Szobránc Szobránc, SK Sobrance
Ungvár Ungvár, UA Uzhhorod
Urban districts (rendezett tanácsú város)
Ungvár, UA Uzhhorod

The towns of Veľké Kapušany and Sobrance are now in Slovakia; the other towns mentioned are in Ukraine.


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  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.