Regional Atlas - Hungary’s territorial breakdown by statistical micro-regions for regional development
Hungary’s new territorial breakdown by statistical micro-regions for regional development, consisting of 174 units, was disclosed in the Annex of Act CVII of 2004 on multi-purpose micro-regional association of municipalities, as amended in 2007.
Based on Act CVII of 2004 the micro-regional territorial breakdown was revised between 1st October 2006 and 30th March 2007, as a result of which 174 statistical micro-regions for regional development were established on the initiative of municipalities. The new territorial breakdown by micro-regions was disclosed by Act CVII of 2004 on multi-purpose micro-regional association of municipalities, as amended by Act CVII of 2007, and entered into effect on the eighth day following the disclosure on 17th September 2007.
Due to the revision the number of micro-regions increased by 6, there were changes in 40 of the 168 old micro-regions, the number of the settlements they comprised fell or grew because of splits or transfers. The number of settlements transferred between micro-regions was 121, 85 of them were transferred to new micro-regions, and a further 36 settlements were transferred between old micro-regions. In addition to new micro-regions the settlement structure changed in 40 of the former 168 micro-regions. After the red sludge disaster in Hungary in 2010 Act CXLIX of 2010, adopted by Parliament, organised the settlements concerned and the surrounding few settlements – after they split from the Ajka micro-region – into a new micro-region under the name of Devecser micro-region. So the number of micro-regions is 175 at present.