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ZALA COUNTY
Region Western Transdanubia
County seat Zalaegerszeg
Area 3784 km²
Population 298,374
Population density 79 /km²
Municipalities 257

Zala is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary. Zala is also a river in Hungary, see Zala River. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... The seven statistical regions of Hungary were created in 1999 with the Law 1999/XCII which is the amendment of modification Law 1996/XXI. The regional division is expected to replace the former administrational divisions, the 19 counties. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Zalaegerszeg   listen? is the capital city of county Zala, Hungary. ... 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... The Kingdom of Hungary is the name of a multiethnic kingdom that existed in Central Europe from 1000 to 1918. ... The Zala is a river in south-western Hungary. ...

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Zala county

Zala county lies in south-western Hungary. It shares borders with Croatia and Slovenia and the Hungarian counties Vas, Veszprém and Somogy. The capital of Zala county is Zalaegerszeg. Its area is 3784 km². Lake Balaton lies partly in the county. Vas (German: Eisenburg, Slovenian Železna županija) is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary. ... Veszprém (in Slovak Vesprím) is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary. ... Somogy is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary. ... Zalaegerszeg   listen? is the capital city of county Zala, Hungary. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Lake Balaton - Landsat satellite photo Lake Balaton (Hungarian Balaton; German Plattensee; Slovak Blatenské jazero, meaning approximately muddy lake, probable origin of the name), located in Hungary, is the largest lake of Central Europe with a surface area of 592 km². ...


Zala (former county)

Zala is also the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is presently in south-western Hungary, northern Croatia and eastern Slovenia. The territory of the historic county comprises the present Hungarian county Zala and part of present Veszprém county, the Croatian region of Međimurje to the south-west of it, bordered by the river Drave, and a small region around Lendava in present-day Slovenia. The capital of the county was Zalaegerszeg. 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. ... Veszprém (in Slovak Vesprím) is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary. ... Medjimurje (Međimurska županija, Muraköz in Hungarian) is a triangle-shaped county in the northernmost part of Croatia. ... Drave (German: Drau, Slovenian and Croatian: Drava, Hungarian: Dráva) is a river in southern Central Europe, flowing East from Alto Adige, Italy through Carinthia, Austria, and Slovenia (145 km) then southeast, forming most of the Croatian-Hungarian border before joining the Danube near Osijek. ... Area: 123. ... Zalaegerszeg   listen? is the capital city of county Zala, Hungary. ...


Geography

Zala county shared borders with the Austrian land Styria and the Hungarian counties Vas, Veszprém, Somogy, Belovár-Körös and Varasd (the latter two in Croatia-Slavonia). The river Drave formed its southern border, Lake Balaton its eastern border. The rivers Mura and Zala flowed through the county. Its area was 5974 km² around 1910. Styria was a duchy of the Holy Roman Empire until its dissolution in 1806, and a crownland of Austria-Hungary until it dissolved in 1918. ... Vas (German: Eisenburg, Slovenian Železna županija) is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary. ... Veszprém (in Slovak Vesprím) is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary. ... Somogy is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary. ... Map of the county within Croatia-Slavonia, Kingdom of Hungary Belovár-Körös is the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary, autonomous region Croatia-Slavonia. ... Map of the county within Croatia-Slavonia, Kingdom of Hungary Varasd is the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary, autonomous region Croatia-Slavonia. ... Drave (German: Drau, Slovenian and Croatian: Drava, Hungarian: Dráva) is a river in southern Central Europe, flowing East from Alto Adige, Italy through Carinthia, Austria, and Slovenia (145 km) then southeast, forming most of the Croatian-Hungarian border before joining the Danube near Osijek. ... Lake Balaton - Landsat satellite photo Lake Balaton (Hungarian Balaton; German Plattensee; Slovak Blatenské jazero, meaning approximately muddy lake, probable origin of the name), located in Hungary, is the largest lake of Central Europe with a surface area of 592 km². ... Mura (German Mur) is a river in Central Europe, a subsidiary of the bigger Drava and subsequently Danube. ... The Zala is a river in south-western Hungary. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...


History

Zala county arose as one of the first comitatus of the Kingdom of Hungary. The Kingdom of Hungary is the name of a multiethnic kingdom that existed in Central Europe from 1000 to 1918. ...


In 1918 (confirmed by the Treaty of Trianon 1920), the south-west of the county became part of the newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Yugoslavia). The remainder stayed in Hungary. In 1950, as part of the Communist reforms of local government, the counties borders were re-drawn again. A small part of former Vas county, north of Zalaegerszeg, went to Zala county. The part of Zala county north of Lake Balaton went to Veszprém County. 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Grand Trianon at Versailles, site of the signing The Treaty of Trianon was an agreement that regulated the situation of the new Hungarian state that replaced the Kingdom of Hungary, part of the former Austro-Hungarian monarchy, after World War I. It was signed on June 4, 1920, at... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was a Balkan state which existed from December 1, 1918 to mid-April 1941. ... Vas (German: Eisenburg, Slovenian Železna županija) is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary. ... Zalaegerszeg   listen? is the capital city of county Zala, Hungary. ... Lake Balaton - Landsat satellite photo Lake Balaton (Hungarian Balaton; German Plattensee; Slovak Blatenské jazero, meaning approximately muddy lake, probable origin of the name), located in Hungary, is the largest lake of Central Europe with a surface area of 592 km². ... Veszprém (in Slovak Vesprím) is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary. ...


Since 1991, when Slovenia and Croatia became independent from Yugoslavia, the part of former Zala county between the rivers Mura and Drave is part of Croatia (region of Međimurje). The area around Lendava in presently in Slovenia. 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in all south Slavic languages) is a term used for three separate but successive political entities that existed during most of the 20th century on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe. ... Mura (German Mur) is a river in Central Europe, a subsidiary of the bigger Drava and subsequently Danube. ... Drave (German: Drau, Slovenian and Croatian: Drava, Hungarian: Dráva) is a river in southern Central Europe, flowing East from Alto Adige, Italy through Carinthia, Austria, and Slovenia (145 km) then southeast, forming most of the Croatian-Hungarian border before joining the Danube near Osijek. ... Medjimurje (Međimurska županija, Muraköz in Hungarian) is a triangle-shaped county in the northernmost part of Croatia. ... Area: 123. ...


Subdivisions

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

Districts (járás)
District Capital
Alsólendva Alsólendva, SI Lendava
Balatonfüred Balatonfüred
Csáktornya Csáktornya, HR Čakovec
Keszthely Keszthely
Letenye Letenye
Nagykanizsa Nagykanizsa
Nova Nova
Pacsa Pacsa
Perlak Perlak, HR Prelog
Sümeg Sümeg
Tapolca Tapolca
Zalaegerszeg Zalaegerszeg
Zalaszentgrót Zalaszentgrót
Urban districts (rendezett tanácsú város)
Nagykanizsa
Zalaegerszeg

The towns Prelog and Čakovec are presently in Croatia; Lendava is presently in Slovenia. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Area: 123. ... Balatonfüred is a popular resort town in Hungary with a population of thirteen thousand, situated on the north shore of Lake Balaton. ... The Croatian language is a language of the western group of South Slavic languages which is used primarily by the Croats. ... ÄŒakovec (pronounced Chako-vets) (46. ... Nagykanizsa, also known as Kanizsa, is medium-sized town in Southwest Hungary, it lies in the county of Zala. ... This article is about the city in Croatia. ... Zalaegerszeg   listen? is the capital city of county Zala, Hungary. ... Nagykanizsa, also known as Kanizsa, is medium-sized town in Southwest Hungary, it lies in the county of Zala. ... Zalaegerszeg   listen? is the capital city of county Zala, Hungary. ... This article is about the city in Croatia. ... ÄŒakovec (pronounced Chako-vets) (46. ... Area: 123. ...


Settlements of Zala


Misefa is a small village in the Zala Hills of Hungary. ...

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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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Zala County (376 words)
Zala county is situated in the south-western part of Hungary.
Zala county's most frequented border crossing-points are in the direction of Croatia Letenye and in the direction of Slowenia Rédics where there is significant transit traffic to Rijeka and Koper.
The fascinatingly beautiful landscape of Zala county, the alternating, gently arched hills, the velvet-like stroking foams of Lake Balaton, the healing effects of the thermal baths and the beauty of the forests as well as the hunting facilities attract more Hungarian and foreign guests year by year.
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