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Zala County

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Zala County

Zala County

Flag of Zala County
Flag
Coat of arms of Zala County
Coat of arms
Location of Zala County
Country Hungary
Region Western Transdanubia
County seat Zalaegerszeg
Area
 • Total 3,783.89 km2 (1,460.97 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 282,179
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Website .hu.zalawww

Zala (Slovene: Zalska županija or županija Zala) is an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in south-western Hungary. It is named after the Zala River. It shares borders with Croatia and Slovenia and the Hungarian counties Vas, Veszprém and Somogy. The capital of Zala county is Zalaegerszeg. Its area is 3,784 square kilometres (1,461 sq mi). Lake Balaton lies partly in the county.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Regional structure 2
    • Cities with county rights 2.1
    • Cities and towns 2.2
    • Villages 2.3
  • Gallery 3

History

Zala County on an old map

In the 10th century, the Hungarian Nyék tribe occupied the region around Lake Balaton. Their occupation was mainly in the areas known today as Zala and Somogy counties.[1]

Parts of the western territory of the former county of Zala are now part of Slovenia (South-Prekmurje). In 1919 it was part of the unrecognized state of the Republic of Prekmurje, which existed for just six days.

Regional structure

Cities with county rights

Cities and towns

(ordered by population, according to the 2001 census)

Villages

Gallery

  1. ^ Béla Kálmán, The world of names: a study in Hungarian onomatology, Akadémiai Kiadó, 1978, p. 134
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