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Somogy county lies in south-western Hungary, on the border with Croatia. It stretches between the river Drave and the southern shore of Lake Balaton. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Zala, Veszprém, Fejér, Tolna and Baranya. The capital of Somogy county is Kaposvár. Its area is 6036 km².
Somogy (former county)
Somogy is also the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory, which was slightly larger than that of present Somogy county, is presently in south-western Hungary. The capital of the county was Kaposvár.
Somogy county shared borders with the Hungarian counties Zala, Veszprém, Tolna, Baranya, Verőce and Belovár-Körös (the latter two part of Croatia-Slavonia). It covered the southern shore of Lake Balaton and the region south of the lake. The river Drave formed most of its southern border. Its area was 6530 km² around 1910.
The city Siófok, which used to be in Somogy county before the 1850s, went back from Veszprém county to Somogy county before World War II. After World War II the district of Szigetvár went to Baranya county.
In the early 20th century, the districts and their capitals were:
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