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Fejér County
Image:FejerCounty.gif
Region Central Transdanubia
County seat Székesfehérvár
Area 4359 km²
Population 426,541
Population density 98/km²
Municipalities 108
For the historical county see Fejér (former county).
For the mathematician of the same name see Lipót Fejér

Fejér is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in Central Hungary. It lies on the west bank of the river Danube and nearly touches the eastern shore of Lake Balaton. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Veszprém, Komárom-Esztergom, Pest, Bács-Kiskun, Tolna and Somogy. The capital of Fejér county is Székesfehérvár.

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[edit] Geography

Geographically Fejér county is very diverse, its southern part touches the Great Plain (Mezőföld), other parts of its area are hilly (Bakony, Vértes, Gerecse mountains). Lake Velence, a popular resort can also be found here.

[edit] History

[edit] Before the Conquest

The area was already inhabited 20,000 years ago. When this part of Hungary formed a Roman province called Pannonia, several settlements stood here: the capital was Gorsium, but there were other significant towns too, where present-day Baracs and Dunaújváros are (the towns were called Annamatia and Intercisa, respectively). In the early Medieval pediod Huns and Avars lived in the area. After 586 several Nomadic people arrived in the area, until Hungarians conquered it in the late 9th century.

[edit] From the Conquest until the Ottoman occupation

Hungarians arrived here between 895 and 900. The high prince and his tribe settled down in this area. The town of Fehérvár (modern-day Székesfehérvár) became significant as the seat of Prince Géza. Under the reign of his son, King Stephen the town became the county seat of the newly formed county. Kings of Hungary were crowned and buried in the town until the 16th century.

[edit] Fejér under Ottoman rule

Fejér county was occupied by Ottomans between 1543 and 1688. Several of the villages were destroyed, the population dramatically decreased. After being freed from ottoman rule, local administration was reorganized in 1692. Székesfehérvár got back its town status only in 1703.

[edit] Regional structure

[edit] Cities with county rights

Image:Megyeszékhely - Fejér megye - Székesfehérvár.jpg
Aerial photography: Székesfehérvár - Hungary

[edit] Towns

(ordered by population, according to the 2001 census)

[edit] Villages

Aba Felcsút Mezőkomárom Seregélyes
Alap Füle Mezőszentgyörgy Soponya
Alcsútdoboz Gánt Mezőszilas Söréd
Alsószentiván Gyúró Moha Sukoró
Bakonycsernye Hantos Nadap Szabadbattyán
Bakonykúti Igar Nagykarácsony Szabadegyháza
Balinka Iszkaszentgyörgy Nagylók Szabadhídvég
Baracs Isztimér Nagyveleg Szár
Baracska Iváncsa Nagyvenyim
Beloiannisz Jenő Nádasdladány Tabajd
Besnyő Kajászó Óbarok Tác
Bodajk Káloz Pákozd Tordas
Bodmér Kápolnásnyék Pátka Újbarok
Cece Kincsesbánya Pázmánd Úrhida
Csabdi Kisapostag Perkáta Vajta
Csákberény Kisláng Pusztaszabolcs Vál
Csákvár Kőszárhegy Pusztavám Vereb
Csókakő Kulcs Rácalmás Vértesacsa
Csór Lajoskomárom Ráckeresztúr Vértesboglár
Csősz Lepsény Sáregres Zámoly
Daruszentmiklós Lovasberény Sárkeresztúr Zichyújfalu
Dég Magyaralmás Sárkeszi
Előszállás Mány Sárosd
Etyek Mátyásdomb Sárszentágota
Fehérvárcsurgó Mezőfalva Sárszentmihály
Counties of Hungary Image:Flag of Hungary.svg
Counties: Bács-Kiskun | Baranya | Békés | Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén | Csongrád | Fejér | Győr-Moson-Sopron | Hajdú-Bihar | Heves | Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok | Komárom-Esztergom | Nógrád | Pest | Somogy | Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg | Tolna | Vas | Veszprém | Zala
Urban counties: Békéscsaba | Debrecen | Dunaújváros | Eger | Érd | Győr | Hódmezővásárhely | Kaposvár | Kecskemét | Miskolc | Nagykanizsa | Nyíregyháza | Pécs | Salgótarján | Sopron | Szeged | Szekszárd | Székesfehérvár | Szolnok | Szombathely | Tatabánya | Veszprém | Zalaegerszeg
Capital: Budapest
See also: Administrative divisions of the Kingdom of Hungary; Geography of Hungary

Coordinates: 47°10′N 18°35′Ebg:Фейер de:Fejér eo:Fejér fr:Fejér it:Fejér hu:Fejér megye nl:Fejér pl:Fejér pt:Fejér ro:Fejér ru:Фейер (медье) fi:Fejér sv:Fejér zh:費耶爾州

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