Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County within Hungary
|Region||Northern Great Plain|
|• President of the General Assembly||Dr. Sándor Kovács (Fidesz-KDNP)|
|• Total||5,581.61 km2 (2,155.07 sq mi)|
|Area rank||8th in Hungary|
|• Rank||9th in Hungary|
50xx – 54xx
|Area code(s)||(+36) 56, 57, 59|
|ISO 3166 code||HU-JN|
Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok (Hungarian: Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok megye, pronounced [ˈjaːs ˈnɒckun ˈsolnok]) is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in Hungary. It lies in central Hungary and shares borders with the Hungarian counties Pest, Heves, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hajdú-Bihar, Békés, Csongrád, and Bács-Kiskun. The rivers Tisza and Körös flow through the county. The capital of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county is Szolnok. Its area is 5582 km². The county is named after the Ossetians (Jasz) and Cumans (Kun) who settled there, along with Szolnok. The county was part of the Danube–Criș–Mureș–Tisa Euroregion between 1997 and 2004.
This county has a total area of 5,582 km2 (2,155 sq mi) – 6,00% of Hungary.
The county's coat of arms was recreated in 1991 from the coats of arms of the former Jászkun periphery, with the crown and frame decoration on it. It consists of the unification of the coat of arms of Jászság, Nagykunság and former Exterior-Szolnok County. The upper part is divided into two equally spaced vertices from top to bottom.
The flag is vertically divided into two equal sections (blue and white), with the coat of arms on it, and the county's name embroidered with gold thread under the coat of arms. Its ratio is 2:1. The use of both coat of arms and flag is regulated by the county council.
In 2015, it had a population of 379,897 and the population density was 68/km².
Besides the Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the Roma (approx. 19,000), German and Romanian (500).
Total population (2011 census): 386,594
Ethnic groups (2011 census): Identified themselves: 344,488 persons:
Approx. 56,000 persons in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census.
Religious adherence in the county according to 2011 census:
In 2012, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County has a dense network of public roads, in total length of 1,330 km, of which 112 km are primary and 283 km are secondary main roads. Inland, connections are provided by 935 km of county and communal roads and 14 km are covered with light road surfaces.
At county level, double railway lines have a share of 35%, and the degree of electrification is over 45% (243 km) of existing railway lines. The length of railways that cross the county is 503 km.
|Party||Seats||Current County Assembly|
|Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik)||5|
|Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP)||2|
|Democratic Coalition (DK)||1|
|List of Presidents, from 1990|
|Lajos Boros (MDF)||1990–1994|
|Imre Iváncsik (MSZP)||1994–1998|
|Lajos Búsi (Fidesz)||1998–2002|
|István Tokár (MSZP)||2002–2006|
|Andor Fejér (Fidesz-KDNP)||2006–2010|
|Sándor Kovács (Fidesz-KDNP)||2010–|
(ordered by population, as of 2011 census)
Many famous people have been born or lived in present-day Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County:
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