Ung County

County Ung ( Ung Vármegye Hungarian, Slovak Užská župa / stolica or Užský county, Latin comitatus Unghvariensis ) is a historic administrative unit ( county / county) in the Kingdom of Hungary and then briefly in Czechoslovakia. The area is now 1/3 in eastern Slovakia and 2/ 3 in the Western Ukraine ( Transcarpathian Oblast in today ).


The county bordered on the north by the Austrian crown land of Galicia (or before 1772 in Poland), in the east and southeast by the Bereg county, on a small piece on the south by Szabolcs and to the west by the county Semplin ( Zemplén ).

It lay between the mountain range of the Carpathians in the north, the rivers Tisza and Latorica in the south and the river Laborec in the West.

The area was of the rivers Latorica and Ush (Hungarian Ung, hence the name of the county ) flows through and in 1910 had 162 089 inhabitants in an area of 3230 km ².

Management seats

The administrative center of the county was originally on the Ungburg, later the city Ungvár (now Uzhhorod ( Ужгород ) in Ukraine ).


County Ung is one of the older in the Kingdom of Hungary; it began in the 11th century. In the 16th and 17th century, the area was repeatedly temporarily part of Transylvania (especially 1547-1551, 1600, 1622-1629 (see Gabriel Bethlen ) and shortly after 1645).

1918 came almost entirely to the newly established Czechoslovakia, only the city Záhony and their environs remained in Hungary and came to the newly created Szabolcs- Ung.

As a result of the First Vienna Award in 1938, the area was occupied by a small part in the west of Hungary, and Hungary, the county Ung was rebuilt, but still got some parts of the territory of the existing county until 1918 Semplin added.

After the end of World War II was the largest part of the territory of the Soviet Union ( Ukrainian SSR, Transcarpathian Oblast ), the westernmost part was again part of Czechoslovakia. After the Soviet Union had dissolved in 1991, the Oblast Transcarpathia became part of the Ukraine. After 1993, Czechoslovakia had dissolved and the Czechoslovak part of the territory now came to Slovakia, he was part of the Košice Region in 1996.

The area of the county was administratively incorporated into Czechoslovakia and Slovakia in chronological order as follows:

County subdivision

In the early 20th century following chair districts passed (after the name of the administrative headquarters named):

The cities Veľké Kapušany and Sobrance are in today's eastern Slovakia, everyone else in the Ukraine.