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Somogy County

Coat of arms
Country Hungary
Region Southern Transdanubia
County seat Kaposvár
Area
 • Total 6,036 km2 (2,331 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 325,024
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)

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

Somogy County[]

Somogy County lies in south-western Hungary, on the border with Croatia. It stretches between the river Drave 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 presently 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 2001 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[]

  • Slovenes in Somogy

Coordinates: 46°25′N 17°35′E / 46.417, 17.583


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