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Encyclopedia > Békés county
BÉKÉS COUNTY
Békés county
Region Southern Great Plain
County seat Békéscsaba
Area 5632 km²
Population 392.000
Population density 69,6 /km²
Municipalities 75

Békés county is an administrative division (comitatus or megye) in south-eastern Hungary, on the border with Romania. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Csongrád, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok and Hajdú-Bihar. The river Körös/Criş runs through the county. The capital of Békés county is Békéscsaba. A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Békéscsaba (Romanian: Bichişciaba) is an urban county in Southeast Hungary, the capital of the county Békés. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Comitatus can be: an old Latin word meaning company or retinue or an armed group of men attached to a leader in the Classical Times and in the Middle Ages, a political term used in various meanings: see Comitatus (Classical meaning) in the Middle Ages, the Latin word for county... Csongrád is the name of: an administrative county ( comitatus or megye) in present Hungary, an administrative county in the former Kingdom of Hungary, a town in Hungary. ... Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok is the name of an administrative county ( comitatus or megye), in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary. ... Hajdú-Bihar is the name of an administrative county ( comitatus or megye) in eastern Hungary, on the border with Romania. ... Békéscsaba (Romanian: Bichişciaba) is an urban county in Southeast Hungary, the capital of the county Békés. ...

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Békés (former county)

Békés is also the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory, which was smaller than that of present Békés county, is presently in south-eastern Hungary. The capital of the county was Gyula. Comitatus can be: an old Latin word meaning company or retinue or an armed group of men attached to a leader in the Classical Times and in the Middle Ages, a political term used in various meanings: see Comitatus (Classical meaning) in the Middle Ages, the Latin word for county... The Kingdom of Hungary is the name of a multiethnic kingdom that existed in Central Europe from 1000 to 1918. ... Disambiguation: for the town in Hungary see Gyula (town) Gyula was originally a Turkic word which entered the Hungarian language at some point before 950 CE. Under the system of dual kingship which the Magyars used in the 9th century, the two kings of the tribal confederation were the kende...


Geography

Békés county shared borders with the Hungarian counties Csongrád, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Hajdú, Bihar, Arad and Csanád. The river Körös/Criş flowed through the county. Its area was 3671 km² around 1910. Csongrád is the name of: an administrative county ( comitatus or megye) in present Hungary, an administrative county in the former Kingdom of Hungary, a town in Hungary. ... Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok is the name of an administrative county ( comitatus or megye), in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary. ... Bihar is the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. ... Arad is the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...


History

Békés county arose as one of the first comitatus of the Kingdom of Hungary, in the 11th century. After World War II, the territory of Békés county was expanded with: The Kingdom of Hungary is the name of a multiethnic kingdom that existed in Central Europe from 1000 to 1918. ... (10th century - 11th century - 12th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...

  • the north-eastern part of former Csanád-Arad-Torontál county (the Hungarian part of pre-1918 Arad county and the north-eastern part of pre-1918 Csanád county)
  • a part of former Bihar county (the area around Sarkad and Okány)
  • a part of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county (the area around Dévaványa)

Arad is the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. ... Bihar is the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. ... Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok is the name of an administrative county ( comitatus or megye), in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary. ...

Districts

In the early 20th century, the districts and their capitals were:

Urban district: Disambiguation: for the town in Hungary see Gyula (town) Gyula was originally a Turkic word which entered the Hungarian language at some point before 950 CE. Under the system of dual kingship which the Magyars used in the 9th century, the two kings of the tribal confederation were the kende... Békéscsaba (Romanian: Bichişciaba) is an urban county in Southeast Hungary, the capital of the county Békés. ...


Disambiguation: for the town in Hungary see Gyula (town) Gyula was originally a Turkic word which entered the Hungarian language at some point before 950 CE. Under the system of dual kingship which the Magyars used in the 9th century, the two kings of the tribal confederation were the kende...

Counties of Hungary
Counties: Bács-Kiskun | Baranya | Békés | Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén | Csongrád | Fejér | Győr-Moson-Sopron | Hajdú-Bihar | Heves | Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok | Komárom-Esztergom | Nógrád | Pest | Somogy | Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg | Tolna | Vas | Veszprém | Zala
Capital: (usually treated as the 20th county) Budapest
Urban counties: Békéscsaba | Debrecen | Dunaújváros | Eger | Győr | Hódmezővásárhely | Kaposvár | Kecskemét | Miskolc | Nagykanizsa | Nyíregyháza | Pécs | Salgótarján | Sopron | Szeged | Szekszárd | Székesfehérvár | Szolnok | Szombathely | Tatabánya | Veszprém | Zalaegerszeg
See also: List of historic counties of Hungary

 
 

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