[The 64 counties of Hungary, 1876]

COATS OF ARMS

OF THE

64 COUNTIES OF THE KINGDOM OF HUNGARY, 1876

Excerpt from the book :

A SHORT HISTORY OF AUSTRIA - HUNGARY AND POLAND,
by H. Wickham Steed, Walter Alison Phillips, and David Hannay,
LONDON, THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA COMPANY, LTD. 1914,

"... Administrative Divisions. - Since 1867 the administrative and political divisions of the landlonging to the Hungarian crown have been in great measure remodelled. In 1868 Transylvania was definitely reunited to Hungary proper, and the town and district of Fiume declared autonomous. In 1873 part of the "Military Frontier" was united with Hungary proper and part with Croatia-Slavonia. Hungary proper, according to ancient usage, was generally divided into four great divisions or circles, and Transylvania up to 1876 was regarded as the fifth. In 1876 a general system of counties was introduced. According to this division Hungary proper is divided into seven circles, of which Transylvania forms one.

The whole country is divided into the following counties :

(a) The circle on the left bank of the Danube (Duna) contains eleven counties:
1. [Árva county] Árva
2. [Bars county] Bars
3. [Esztergom county] Esztergom
4. [Hont county] Hont
5. [Liptó county] Liptó
6. [Nógrád county] Nógrád
7. [Nyitra county] Nyitra
8. [Pozsony county] Pozsony (Pressburg)
9. [Trencsén county] Trencsén
10.[Túrócz county] Túrócz
11.[Zólyom county] Zólyom
(b) The circle on the right bank of the Danube contains eleven counties:
12.[Baranya county] Baranya
13.[Fejér county] Fejér
14.[Győr county] Győr
15.[Komárom county] Komárom
16.[Moson county] Moson
17.[Somogy county] Somogy
18.[Sopron county] Sopron
19.[Tolna county] Tolna
20.[Vas county] Vas
21.[Veszprém county] Veszprém
22.[Zala county] Zala
(c) The circle between the Danube and Theiss (Tisza) contains five counties:
23.[Bács-Bodrog county] Bács-Bodrog
24.[Csongrád county] Csongrád
25.[Heves county] Heves
26.[Jász-Nagy-Kun-Szolnok county] Jász-Nagy-Kun-Szolnok
27.[Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun county] Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun
(d) The circle on the right bank of the Theiss contains eight counties:
28.[Abaúj-Torna county] Abaúj-Torna
29.[Bereg county] Bereg
30.[Borsod county] Borsod
31.[Gömör-és-Kis-Hont county] Gömör-és-Kis-Hont
32.[Sáros county] Sáros
33.[Szepes county] Szepes
34.[Ung county] Ung
35.[Zemplén county] Zemplén
(e) The circle on the left bank of the Theiss contains eight counties:
36.[Békés county] Békés
37.[Bihar county] Bihar
38.[Hajdú county] Hajdú
39.[Máramaros county] Máramaros
40.[Szabolcs county] Szabolcs
41.[Szatmár county] Szatmár
42.[Szilágy county] Szilágy
43.[Ugocsa county] Ugocsa
(f) The circle between the Theiss and the Maros contains five counties:
44.[Arad county] Arad
45.[Csanád county] Csanád
46.[Krassó-Szörény county] Krassó-Szörény
47.[Temes county] Temes
48.[Torontál county] Torontál
(g) Transylvania contains fifteen counties:
49.[Alsó-Fehér county] Alsó-Fehér
50.[Besztercze-Naszód county] Besztercze-Naszód
51.[Brassó county] Brassó
52.[Csík county] Csík
53.[Fogaras county] Fogaras
54.[Háromszék county] Háromszék
55.[Hunyad county] Hunyad
56.[Kis-Küküllő county] Kis-Küküllő
57.[Kolozs county] Kolozs
58.[Maros-Torda county] Maros-Torda
59.[Nagy-Küküllő county] Nagy-Küküllő
60.[Szeben county] Szeben
61.[Szolnok-Doboka county] Szolnok-Doboka
62.[Torda-Aranyos county] Torda-Aranyos
63.[Udvarhely county] Udvarhely

Fiume town and district forms a separate division.

Croatia-Slavonia is divided into eight counties:

Besides these sixty-three rural counties for Hungary, and eight for Croatia-Slavonia Hungary has twenty-six urban counties or towns with municipal rights.
These are: Arad, Baja, Debreczen, Győr, Hódmező-Vásárhely, Kassa, Kecskemét, Kolozsvár, Komárom, Maros-Vásárhely, Nagyvárad, Pancsova, Pécs, Pozsony, Selmeczbánya, Bélabánya, Sopron Szabadka, Szatmár-Németi, Szeged, Székesfehérvár, Temesvár, Újvidék, Versecz, Zombor, the town of Fiume, and Budapest, the capital of the country.

In Croatia-Slavonia there are four urban counties or towns with municipal rights namely: Eszék, Varasd, Zágráb and Zimony...."

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