Last modified: 2011-12-16 by zoltán horváth
Keywords: hungary | subdivisions |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors
cities are not part of the counties, they are independent, but
are counted at the Counties as per public administration. As a
part of the administrative reform, system of the new cities (Like
County by Right) was introduced on 1 December, 1990, when 16
county towns (Békéscsaba, Debrecen, Eger, Győr, Kaposvár,
Kecskemét, Miskolc, Nyíregyháza, Pécs, Szeged,
Székesfehérvár, Szolnok, Szombathely, Tatabánya, Veszprém,
Zalaegerszeg) and 4 bigger towns (Dunaújváros,
Hódmezővásárhely, Nagykanizsa, Sopron) became cities. Later,
on 30 October, 1994, the remaining 2 county towns (Salgótarján
and Szekszárd) were declared cities to finish this reform.
All the cities have been traditional Hungarian towns for a long time, except Dunaújváros and Tatabánya.
In 2004, Hungary has 251 towns, 22 cities (Like County by Right) and the capital (főváros).
Zoltán Turay, 28 December 2004
there are 328 cities and towns in Hungary, including 23 urban
counties (cities have rights similar to counties) and the
capital. Number of municipalities (large villages) has been
reduced to 118, and number of villages is 2706. Total number of
localities (settlements) of Hungary is 3152. (There are more
entities, while 23 districts of Budapest has own administrative
bodies, and all of them have flag and coat of arms, as well.).
More and detailed information can be found in Gazetteer of Hungary. Please note that this material based on situation as of 1st January of 2009. In this year 22 former municipalities became a town; a complete list is available at the end of this booklet.
Zoltan Horvath, 29 December 2009
Note: The Cities are not part of the counties.
Lists edited with the partcipation of István Molnár and Zoltán Turay