Country Profile: Hungary

Hungary NATIONAL

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GOVERNEMENT

www.kormany.hu/en

 

ADMINISTRATION

The ministry in charge of the public service is the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice is responsible for the harmonisation of government work, for the development of central and regional public administration – which forms the basis of the functioning of the Hungarian state – and for quality and staffing policy related to public administration. The Ministry’s priority tasks are the preparation, coordination and implementation of the Government’s justice policy.

The Ministry of Public Administration and Justice is led by Deputy Prime Minister Tibor Navracsics.

www.kormany.hu/en/ministry-of-public-administration-and-justice

PARLIAMENT

Hungary has a unicameral parliament. the National Assembly or Diet (Országgyűlés): www.parlament.hu/parl_en.htm

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS

For administrative purposes, Hungary is divided into 19 counties plus the capital city of Budapest. The counties are further subdivided into 174  subregions (kistérségek), and Budapest is its own subregion and about 3100 municipalities. Local elections take place at the county and municipal levels.
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Hungary is subdivided administratively into 20 regions which are the 19 counties (megyék) and the capital city (főváros): Budapest. These are further subdivided into 173 subregions (kistérségek), with Budapest comprising its own subregion.

There are 23 towns with county’s rights (megyei jogú városok), sometimes called urban counties. The local authorities of these towns have extended powers but they are not independent territorial units.

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Subregions (kistérségek) are subdivisions of the counties of Hungary, dividing the twenty counties (including Budapest) into 175 administrative subregions. Budapest is both a county and a subregion.

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Hungary had about 3152 localities as of July 1, 2009. 328 towns (városok; the terminology doesn’t distinguish between cities and towns – the term town is used in official translations) and 2824 villages (községek). The number of towns can change, since villages can be elevated to town status by act of the President. The Capital Budapest has a special status and is not included in any county while 23 of the towns are so-called urban counties (megyei jogú város – town with county rights). All county seats except Budapest are urban counties, together with 5 other towns having more than 50 thousand population.

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Member InstitutionMinistry of Public Administration and Justice

National SectionNational University of Public Service

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