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Somogy County

Somogy County


Flag of Somogy County
Flag
Coat of arms of Somogy County
Coat of arms
Location of Somogy County
Country Hungary
Region Southern Transdanubia
County seat Kaposvár
Area
 • Total 6,065.07 km2 (2,341.74 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 317,307
 • Density 52/km2 (140/sq mi)
Website .hu.som-onkormwww

Somogy (Slovene: Šomodska županija) is an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary.

Contents

  • Somogy county 1
  • History 2
  • Regional structure 3
    • City with county rights 3.1
    • Towns 3.2
    • Villages 3.3
  • Presidents of the General Assembly 4
  • See also 5
  • Gallery 6
  • References 7

Somogy county

Somogy county lies in south-western Hungary, on the border with Croatia. It stretches between the river Dráva and the southern shore of Lake Balaton. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Zala, Veszprém, Fejér, Tolna and Baranya. It is the most sparsely populated county in Hungary. The capital of Somogy county is Kaposvár. Its area is 6036 km².

History

Somogy was also the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory, which was slightly larger than that of present Somogy county, is now in south-western Hungary. The capital of the county was Kaposvár.

Aerial photography of Kaposvár.

Regional structure

City with county rights

Towns

(ordered by population, according to the 2012 census)

Villages

Presidents of the General Assembly

Name Period
István Gyenesei 1990 - 1994
István Kolber 1994 - 1998
István Gyenesei 1998 - 2006
Attila Gelencsér 2006 - Present

See also

Gallery

References

  • Hungary at GeoHive

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