Veszprém County

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This article is about the current county. For the historical county, see Veszprém County (former).
Veszprém County
Veszprém megye  (Hungarian)
Komitat Wesprim  (German)
Counties of Hungary
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Flag of Veszprém County
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Coat of arms of Veszprém County
Coat of arms
Location of Veszprém County
Country Hungary
Region Central Transdanubia
County seat Veszprém
Government
 • President of the General Assembly Imre Polgárdy (Fidesz-KDNP)
Area
 • Total 4,463.65 km2 (1,723.42 sq mi)
Area rank 9th in Hungary
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 351,898
 • Rank 12th in Hungary
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Postal code 810x, 816x – 819x, 830x – 8352, 84xx – 85xx
Area code(s) (+36) 87, 88, 89
ISO 3166 code HU-VE
Website www.vpmegye.hu

Veszprém (German: Wesprim, Weißbrunn) is an administrative county (megye) in Hungary. Veszprém is also the name of the capital city of Veszprém county.

Veszprém county[edit]

Veszprém county lies in western Hungary. It covers the Bakony hills and the northern shore of Lake Balaton. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Vas, Győr-Moson-Sopron, Komárom-Esztergom, Fejér, Somogy and Zala. The capital of Veszprém county is Veszprém. The river Marcal runs along part of its western border. Its area is 4613 km².

Veszprém County on an old map

Demographics[edit]

In 2015, it had a population of 346,647 and the population density was 77/km².

Year County population[1] Change
1949 294,289 n/a
1960 Increase 337,836 14.80%
1970 Increase 357,830 5.92%
1980 Increase 377,746 (record) 5.57%
1990 Decrease 374,466 -0.87%
2001 Decrease 369,727 -1.27%
2011 Decrease 353,068 -4.51%

Ethnicity[edit]

Besides the Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the Germans (approx. 8,500) and Roma (5,000).

Total population (2011 census): 353,068
Ethnic groups (2011 census):[2] Identified themselves: 315 436 persons:

Approx. 51,000 persons in Veszprém County did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census.

Religion[edit]

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

Regional structure[edit]

District of Veszprém County
English and
Hungarian names
Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)
Density
(pop./km²)
Seat № of
municipalities
1 Ajka District
Ajkai járás
320.71 39,160 122 Ajka 11
2 Balatonalmádi District
Balatonalmádi járás
239.75 24,330 101 Balatonalmádi 10
3 Balatonfüred District
Balatonfüredi járás
357.75 23,849 67 Balatonfüred 22
4 Devecser District
Devecseri járás
421.73 15,079 36 Devecser 28
5 Pápa District
Pápai járás
1,022.09 59,310 58 Pápa 49
6 Sümeg District
Sümegi járás
306.48 15,358 50 Sümeg 21
7 Tapolca District
Tapolcai járás
540.30 34,256 63 Tapolca 33
8 Várpalota District
Várpalotai járás
294.28 37,882 129 Várpalota 8
9 Veszprém District
Veszprémi járás
629.61 83,288 132 Veszprém 19
10 Zirc District
Zirci járás
331.02 19,386 59 Zirc 15
Veszprém County 4,463.65 353,068 78 Veszprém 217

Politics[edit]

The Veszprém County Council, elected at the 2014 local government elections, is made up of 17 counselors, with the following party composition:[4]

    Party Seats Current County Assembly
  Fidesz-KDNP 10                    
  Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik) 3                    
  Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) 3                    
  Democratic Coalition (DK) 1                    

Municipalities[edit]

City with county rights[edit]

  • Veszprém – county seat; 61,721 (as of 2011)

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, "Veszprém megye népessége 1870-2015"
  2. ^ 1.1.6. A népesség anyanyelv, nemzetiség és nemek szerint – Frissítve: 2013.04.17.; Hungarian Central Statistical Office (Hungarian)
  3. ^ 2011. ÉVI NÉPSZÁMLÁLÁS, 3. Területi adatok, 3.19 Veszprém megye, (Hungarian) [1]
  4. ^ A Közgyűlés, (Hungarian) [2]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°10′N 17°45′E / 47.167°N 17.750°E / 47.167; 17.750