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Csongrád County
Country Hungary
Region Southern Great Plain
County seat Szeged
Area
 - Total 4,263 km2 (1,646 sq mi)
Population
 - Total 427,000
 - Density 100.2/km2 (259.4/sq mi)
County coat of arms

This article is about the county. For the town see Csongrád. For the historical comitatus see Csongrád (former county).

Csongrád is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in southern Hungary, on the both sides of the river Tisza, on the border with Serbia and Romania. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Bács-Kiskun, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok and Békés. The administrative centre of Csongrád county is Szeged. The county is also part of the Danube-Kris-Mures-Tisa euroregion.

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Geography

The area of Csongrád county is flat. It has a high number of sunshine hours and excellent soil, which makes it the most important agricultural area of Hungary. Its most famous products are paprika from Szeged and onion from Makó, but grain, vegetables and fruits are also significant. Half of the onion, paprika and vegetables produced in Hungary are from Csongrád. The county is also rich in oil and natural gas.

The highest point is Ásotthalom (125 m), the lowest is Gyálarét (78 m; lowest point of Hungary).

History

Regional structure

As a typical Great Plain county, Csongrád has a relatively small number of municipalities. 74% of the population lives in cities/towns.

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Cities with county rights

Aerial photography: Szeged

Cities and towns

(ordered by population, according to the 2001 census)

Villages


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