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Heves County (former)

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13th century–1946  
Established  13th century
1910  3,761 km (1,452 sq mi)
Today part of  Hungary
Capital  Eger
Disestablished  1946
1910  279,700
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Heves was an administrative county in the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory, which is now in northern Hungary, was slightly larger than that of present Heves county. The capital of the county was Eger.

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Geography

Heves county shared borders with the Hungarian counties Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun, Nógrád, Gömör-Kishont, Borsod, Hajdú and Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok. It stretched from the Mátra and Bükk mountains to and across the river Tisza. Its area was 3761 km² around 1910.

History

Heves county was formed in the 13th century. It was ruled by the Turks between 1596-1687. After World War II, the territory of the county was modified: the region around Pásztó is now in Nógrád county, the area on the left bank of the Tisza (Tiszafüred) is now in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county, and an area north of Eger was taken from Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county.

Demographics

In 1900, the county had a population of 212,352 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:

Total:

  • Hungarian: 252,840 (99,0%)
  • Slovak: 1,171 (0,5%)
  • German: 920 (0,4%)
  • Romanian: 43 (0,0%)
  • Serbian: 33 (0,0%)
  • Croatian: 27 (0,0%)
  • Ruthenian: 12 (0,0%)
  • Other or unknown: 299 (0,1%)
  • According to the census of 1900, the county was composed of the following religious communities:

    Total:

  • Roman Catholic: 225,113 (88,2%)
  • Calvinist: 18,628 (7,2%)
  • Jewish: 10,320 (4,1%)
  • Lutheran: 888 (0,4%)
  • Greek Catholic: 265 (0,1%)
  • Greek Orthodox: 87 (0,0%)
  • Unitarian: 13 (0,0%)
  • Other or unknown: 31 (0,0%)
  • Subdivisions

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

    References

    Heves County (former) Wikipedia


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