Last modified: 2004-12-30 by dov gutterman
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cities are not part of the counties, they are independent, but
are counted at the Counties as per public administration.
As a part of the administrative reform, system of the new cities (Like County by Right) was introduced on 1 December, 1990, when 16 county towns (Békéscsaba, Debrecen, Eger, Győr, Kaposvár, Kecskemét, Miskolc, Nyíregyháza, Pécs, Szeged, Székesfehérvár, Szolnok, Szombathely, Tatabánya, Veszprém, Zalaegerszeg) and 4 bigger towns (Dunaújváros, Hódmezővásárhely, Nagykanizsa, Sopron) became cities. Later, on 30 October, 1994, the remaining 2 county towns (Salgótarján and Szekszárd) were declared cities to finish this reform.
All the cities have been traditional Hungarian towns for a long time, except Dunaújváros and Tatabánya.
In 2004, Hungary has 251 towns, 22 cities (Like County by Right) and the capital (főváros).
Zoltán Turay, 28 December 2004
Note: The Cities are not part of the counties.
Lists edited with the partcipation of István Molnár and Zoltán Turay