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Pest County

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Pest (Hungarian: Pest vármegye, pronounced [ˈpɛʃt]; German: Komitat Pest) is a county (vármegye) in central Hungary. It covers an area of 6,393.14 square kilometres (2,468.41 sq mi), and has a population of 1,213,090 (2009). It surrounds the national capital Budapest and the majority of the county's population (65.2%/790,995 in 2009) live in the suburbs of Budapest. It shares borders with Slovakia and the Hungarian counties Nógrád, Heves, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Bács-Kiskun, Fejér, and Komárom-Esztergom. The River Danube flows through the county. The capital of Pest County is Budapest (administratively separate), but it is planned to completely separate the capital from the county at least until 2020, as it loses catch-up aids from the European Union because of the high development of Budapest.

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Pest County
Pest vármegye
Descending, from top: the Börzsöny Mountain in Nagybörzsöny village, landscapes of Vác, and landscapes of Kemence
Pest County within Hungary
Country Hungary
RegionCentral Hungary
County seatBudapest
  President of the General AssemblyIstván Szabó (Fidesz-KDNP)
  Total6,393.14 km2 (2,468.41 sq mi)
  Rank3rd in Hungary
  Rank1st in Hungary
  Density191.8/km2 (497/sq mi)
Postal code
20xx – 23xx, 2440, 2461, 260x – 263x,
2680 – 2683, 27xx
Area code(s)(+36) 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 53
ISO 3166 codeHU-PE