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Szolnok-Doboka County
Comitatul Solnoc-Dăbâca
Szolnok-Doboka vármegye
Komitat Szolnok-Doboka
County of the Kingdom of Hungary

Coat of arms

Capital Dés
47°9′N 23°52′E / 47.150°N 23.867°E / 47.150; 23.867Coordinates: 47°9′N 23°52′E / 47.150°N 23.867°E / 47.150; 23.867

 -  Established 1876
 -  Treaty of Trianon 4 June 1920
 -  1910 4,786 km2 (1,848 sq mi)
 -  1910 251,936 
Density 52.6 /km2  (136.3 /sq mi)
Today part of Romania
Dej is the current name of the capital.

Szolnok-Doboka was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is now in northern Romania (northern Transylvania). The capital of the county was Dés (now Dej, Romania).


Szolnok-Doboka county shared borders with the Hungarian counties Szilágy, Szatmár, Máramaros, Beszterce-Naszód and Kolozs. The river Someş/Szamos flows through the county. Its area was 4786 km² around 1910.


Szolnok-Doboka county was formed in 1876, when the county Belső-Szolnok was united with part of the Doboka region.

In 1918 (confirmed by the Treaty of Trianon 1920), the county became part of Romania except Hungarian occupation between 1940–1944 during World War II. The territory of the county is now divided under the Romanian counties Cluj (the center and south, a.o. Dej), Maramureş (the north), Bistriţa-Năsăud (the east) and Sălaj (the west).


In 1900, the county had a population of 237,134 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[1]


According to the census of 1900, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[2]


In 1910, county had a population of 251,936 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[3]


According to the census of 1910, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[4]



In the early 20th century, the subdivisions of Szolnok-Doboka county were:

Districts (járás)
District Capital
Bethlen Bethlen, RO Beclean
Csákigorbó Csákigorbó, RO Gârbou
Dés Dés, RO Dej
Kápolnokmonostor Kápolnokmonostor, RO Copalnic-Mănăștur
Kékes Kékes, RO Chiochiș
Magyarlápos Magyarlápos, RO Târgu Lăpuş
Nagyilonda Nagyilonda, RO Ileanda
Szamosújvár Szamosújvár, RO Gherla
Urban districts (rendezett tanácsú város)
Dés, RO Dej
Szamosújvár, RO Gherla


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