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Pest County

Pest County

Flag of Pest County
Coat of arms of Pest County
Coat of arms
Location of Pest County
Country Hungary
Region Central Hungary
County seat Budapest
 • Total 6,393.14 km2 (2,468.41 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,217,476
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Pesti
ISO 3166 code HU-P
Website .hu.pestmegyewww

Pest County (Hungarian pronunciation: ) is a county (megye) in central Hungary. It covers an area of 6,393.14 square kilometres (2,468.41 sq mi), and has a population of 1,213,090 (2009). It surrounds the national capital Budapest and the majority of the county's population (65.2%/790,995 in 2009) live in the suburbs of Budapest. It shares borders with Slovakia and the Hungarian counties Nógrád, Heves, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Bács-Kiskun, Fejér and Komárom-Esztergom. The River Danube flows through the county. The capital of Pest County is Budapest (administratively separate).


  • History 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Regional structure 3
    • City with county's rights 3.1
    • Towns 3.2
    • Villages 3.3
  • Gallery 4


The present county Pest was formed after World War II, when the former county Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun was split in two parts (the other part is within present-day Bács-Kiskun). Pest County also existed in the early days of the medieval Kingdom of Hungary (11th century). Its territory comprised approximately the north-eastern part of present Pest County. It was combined with adjacent Pilis county before the 15th century. More information can be found at the entry of former Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun county.


Ethnic groups (2001 census):

Religions (2001 census):

Regional structure

City with county's rights

  • Érd (65,043) (since 2011)


(ordered by population, as of 2001)



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