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Bekes County

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Békés, is an administrative division in south-eastern Hungary, on the border with Romania. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Csongrád, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, and Hajdú-Bihar. The capital of Békés county is Békéscsaba. The county is also part of the Danube-Kris-Mures-Tisa euroregion.EtymologyIn Slovak, it is known as Békešská župa and in Romanian as Județul Bichiș.After Hungarians conquered the area, Békés and its surroundings were the property of the Csolt clan. Békés (the name means "peaceful") was originally the name of the castle which gave its name to the comitatus, and, like many castles, was possibly named after its first steward.GeographyThis county has a total area of 5630sqkm – 6,05% of Hungary.Békés county lies on the Pannonian Plain (Great Plain), it is a flat area with good soil. Average rainfall is 645 mm/year. One-fifth of the natural gas resources of Hungary can be found in Békés. The river Körös runs through the county.Neighbours Hajdú-Bihar County in the North. in the East and South – Arad County. Csongrád and Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County in the West.
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