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Hungary

The administrative unit of Hungary is called megye (historically, they were also called vármegye, or comitatus in Latin), which can be translated with the word county. The 19 counties constitute the highest level of the administrative subdivisions of the country together with the capital city Budapest, although counties and the capital are grouped into seven statistical regions.

Counties are subdivided to municipalities, the two types of which are towns and villages, each one having their own elected mayor and council. 23 of the towns have the rights of a county although they do not form independent territorial units equal to counties. Municipalities are grouped within counties into subregions (kistérség in Hungarian), which have statistical and organizational functions only.

The vármegye was also the historic administrative unit in the Kingdom of Hungary, which included areas of present-day neighbouring countries of Hungary. Its Latin name (comitatus) is the equivalent of the French comté. Actual political and administrative role of counties changed much through history. Originally they were subdivisions of the royal administration, but from the 13th century A.D. they became self-governments of the nobles and kept this character until the 19th century when in turn they became modern local governments.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: County
Ænglisc: Scīr
azərbaycanca: Şəhristan
تۆرکجه: بولگه
беларуская: Графства
български: Графство
Boarisch: County
brezhoneg: Kontelezh
Cebuano: Kontado
čeština: Hrabství
Cymraeg: Sir
dansk: County
Deutsch: County
eesti: Maakond
Ελληνικά: Κομητεία
español: Condado
Esperanto: County
فارسی: شهرستان
français: Comitat
Gaelg: Coontae
galego: Condado
हिन्दी: काउण्टी
hrvatski: Grofovija
Ido: Komtio
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: কোন্ডাডো
íslenska: Sýsla
kurdî: Şaristan
Latina: Comitatus
latviešu: Grāfiste
Limburgs: Graofsjap
македонски: Грофовија
Bahasa Melayu: Kaunti
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Gâing
Nederlands: County
日本語: カウンティ
нохчийн: Графство
Nordfriisk: County
occitan: Comtat
پنجابی: کاؤنٹی
Tok Pisin: Kaunti
Plattdüütsch: County
polski: Hrabstwo
português: Condado
română: Comitat
русский: Графство
Scots: Coonty
Simple English: County
српски / srpski: Грофовија
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Grofovija
suomi: Piirikunta
svenska: County
Tagalog: Kondado
тоҷикӣ: Шаҳристон
Türkçe: Kontluk
українська: Графство
اردو: شہرستان
vèneto: Contea
Tiếng Việt: Hạt (hành chính)
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