Heves County


Coat of arms
Country Hungary
Region Northern Hungary
County seat Eger
 • Total 3,637.21 km2 (1,404.33 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 308,882
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)

Heves county lies in northern Hungary. It lies between the right bank of the river Tisza and the Mátra and Bükk mountains. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Pest, Nógrád, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok. Eger is the county seat.

Tourist sights[]

De la Motte mansion in Noszvaj

Castle of Kisnána

  • Lake Tisza
  • Bükk National Park
  • Bélapátfalva, abbey
  • Castle and City of Eger
  • Erdőtelek Arboretum
  • Feldebrő, 11th century Romanesque church
  • Gyöngyös, Mátra Museum
  • Hatvan, Grassalkovich mansion
  • Kisnána castle
  • Noszvaj, De la Motte mansion
  • Parád
  • Sirok castle
  • Szilvásvárad, Szalajka Valley
  • Szarvaskő, castle ruins


Heves county is a geographically diverse area; its northern part is mountainous (the Mátra and Bükk are the two highest mountain ranges in Hungary), while at south it includes a part of the Great Hungarian Plain. From south it is bordered by Lake Tisza, the largest artificial lake in Hungary. The average temperature is between 8 and 10 °C (higher on the southern parts of the county).


  • Zagyva
  • Tarna
  • Tisza
  • Laskó

Highest point[]

  • Kékestető, Mátra Mountains (1014 m; highest in Hungary)

Lowest point[]

Regional structure[]

City with county rights[]



(ordered by population, as of 2001)


Coordinates: 47°50′N 20°15′E / 47.833, 20.25

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