Győr-Moson-Sopron County

Győr-Moson-Sopron County


Coat of arms
Country Hungary
Region Western Transdanubia
County seat Győr
  President of the General Assembly Zoltán Németh (Fidesz-KDNP)
  Total 4,208.05 km2 (1,624.74 sq mi)
Area rank 13th in Hungary
Population (2011 census)
  Total 447,985
  Rank 6th in Hungary
  Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Postal code 90xx – 94xx
Area code(s) (+36) 96, 99
ISO 3166 code HU-GS

Győr-Moson-Sopron (Slovak: Rábsko-mošonsko-šopronská župa) is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in north-western Hungary, on the border with Slovakia and Austria. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Komárom-Esztergom, Veszprém and Vas. The capital of Győr-Moson-Sopron county is Győr. The county is a part of the Centrope Project.


Győr-Moson-Sopron county was created in 1950 from two counties - Győr-Moson and Sopron. Though formed as a result of the general Communist administrative reform of that year, it is the long-term result of the impact of earlier border changes on Hungary's western counties. In 1921 the counties of Moson and Sopron were each cut in two, with their western districts forming the northern half of the Austrian province of Burgenland. Between 1921 and 1945, Győr and Moson became part of the "provisionally and administratively unified counties of Győr-Moson-Pozsony", renamed after 1945 as simply Győr-Moson. In 1947 the borders of this county were modified when Hungary lost three villages in the far north of Győr-Moson to Czechoslovakia as a consequence of the Hungarian peace treaty signed in that year. Though Győr is the capital, there is a strong rivalry between it and Sopron, historically an important cultural centre on its own right. The county also contains Hegyeshalom - Hungary's busiest international land border crossing point. Before 1990, it was officially called Győr-Sopron county.


In 2015, it had a population of 452,638 and the population density was 108/km².

Year County population[1] Change
1949 374,987 n/a
1960 Increase 401,861 7.17%
1970 Increase 414,457 3.13%
1980 Increase 437,857 5.65%
1990 Decrease 432,126 -1.31%
2001 Increase 438,773 1.54%
2011 Increase 447,985 (record) 2.10%


Besides the Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the Germans (approx. 5,000), Roma (3,500), Croats (3,000) and Slovaks (1,500).

Total population (2011 census): 447,985
Ethnic groups (2011 census):[2] Identified themselves: 395 505 persons:

Approx. 63,000 persons in Győr-Moson-Sopron County did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census.


Religious adherence in the county according to 2011 census:[3]


The Győr-Moson-Sopron County Council, elected at the 2014 local government elections, is made up of 21 counselors, with the following party composition:[4]

    Party Seats Current County Assembly
  Fidesz-KDNP 14                            
  Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik) 4                            
  Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) 2                            
  Democratic Coalition (DK) 1                            


Cities with county rights


(ordered by population, according to the 2012 census)


International relations

Győr-Moson-Sopron County has a partnership relationship with:[5]


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Coordinates: 47°40′N 17°15′E / 47.667°N 17.250°E / 47.667; 17.250

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