Veszprem (county)
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Veszprem County
Veszprém County

Veszprém megye
View of Tihany, from Lake Balaton
Landscape in ?rség
Castle of Veszprém
Descending, from top: View of Tihany Abbey from Lake Balaton, Badacsony Mountain, and Castle of Veszprém
Flag of Veszprém County
Coat of arms of Veszprém County
Coat of arms
Veszprém County within Hungary
Veszprém County within Hungary
Country Hungary
RegionCentral Transdanubia
County seatVeszprém
 o President of the General AssemblyImre Polgárdy (Fidesz-KDNP)
 o Total4,463.65 km2 (1,723.42 sq mi)
Area rank9th in Hungary
 o Total346,647[1]
 o Rank12th in Hungary
Postal code
810x, 816x - 819x, 830x - 8352, 84xx - 85xx
Area code(s)(+36) 87, 88, 89
ISO 3166 codeHU-VE

Veszprém (Hungarian: Veszprém megye, pronounced ['v?spre:m]; German: Komitat Wesprim (Weißbrunn)) is an administrative county (megye) in Hungary. Veszprém is also the name of the capital city of Veszprém county.

Veszprém county

Veszprém county lies in western Hungary. It covers the Bakony hills and the northern shore of Lake Balaton. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Vas, Gy?r-Moson-Sopron, Komárom-Esztergom, Fejér, Somogy and Zala. The capital of Veszprém county is Veszprém. The river Marcal runs along part of its western border. Its area is 4613 km².

Veszprém County on an old map



Religion in Veszprém County (2011 census)

  Catholic Church (47.2%)
  Calvinism (8.6%)
  Lutheranism (3.6%)
  Other religions (1.3%)
  Non-religious (12.2%)
  Atheists (1.1%)
  Undeclared (25.8%)

In 2015, it had a population of 346,647 and the population density was 77/km².

Year County population[2] Change
1949 294,289 n/a
1960 Increase 337,836 14.80%
1970 Increase 357,830 5.92%
1980 Increase 377,746 (record) 5.57%
1990 Decrease 374,466 -0.87%
2001 Decrease 369,727 -1.27%
2011 Decrease 353,068 -4.51%


Besides the Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the Germans (approx. 8,500) and Roma (5,000).

Total population (2011 census): 353,068
Ethnic groups (2011 census):[3] Identified themselves: 315 436 persons:

Approx. 51,000 persons in Veszprém County did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census.


Religious adherence in the county according to 2011 census:[4]

Regional structure

District of Veszprém County
No English and
Hungarian names
Seat No of
1 Ajka District
Ajkai járás
320.71 39,160 122 Ajka 11
2 Balatonalmádi District
Balatonalmádi járás
239.75 24,330 101 Balatonalmádi 10
3 Balatonfüred District
Balatonfüredi járás
357.75 23,849 67 Balatonfüred 22
4 Devecser District
Devecseri járás
421.73 15,079 36 Devecser 28
5 Pápa District
Pápai járás
1,022.09 59,310 58 Pápa 49
6 Sümeg District
Sümegi járás
306.48 15,358 50 Sümeg 21
7 Tapolca District
Tapolcai járás
540.30 34,256 63 Tapolca 33
8 Várpalota District
Várpalotai járás
294.28 37,882 129 Várpalota 8
9 Veszprém District
Veszprémi járás
629.61 83,288 132 Veszprém (town) 19
10 Zirc District
Zirci járás
331.02 19,386 59 Zirc 15
Veszprém County 4,463.65 353,068 78 Veszprém 217


Countyhall of Veszprém.

The Veszprém County Council, elected at the 2014 local government elections, is made up of 17 counselors, with the following party composition:[5]

    Party Seats Current County Assembly
  Fidesz-KDNP 10                    
  Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik) 3                    
  Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) 3                    
  Democratic Coalition (DK) 1                    

Presidents of the General Assembly

List of Presidents, from 1990[6]
Imre Polgárdy (Fidesz-KDNP) 2014-


Veszprém County has 1 urban county, 14 towns, 2 large villages and 200 villages.

City with county rights

(ordered by population, as of 2011 census)


Red pog.svg municipalities are large villages.



External links

Coordinates: 47°10?N 17°45?E / 47.167°N 17.750°E / 47.167; 17.750

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