Čierna nad Tisou

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Coordinates: 48°25′00″N 22°05′47″E / 48.41667°N 22.09639°E / 48.41667; 22.09639
Čierna nad Tisou
Tiszacsernyő
Town
Čierná nad Tisou, náměstí Pionýrů.jpg
Pionierov Square
Country Slovakia
Region Košice Region
District Trebišov District
River Tisza
Elevation 102 m (335 ft)
Coordinates 48°25′00″N 22°05′47″E / 48.41667°N 22.09639°E / 48.41667; 22.09639
Area 9.37 km2 (4 sq mi)
Population 4,299 (31 December 2005)
Density 459 / km2 (1,189 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1828
Mayor Tibor Dulík
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 076 43
Phone prefix 421-56
Car plate TV
Location of Čierna nad Tisou within Slovakia
Location of Čierna nad Tisou within Slovakia
Wikimedia Commons: Čierna nad Tisou
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Čierna nad Tisou (Hungarian: Tiszacsernyő) is a town and municipality in the Trebišov District in the Košice Region of extreme south-eastern Slovakia, near the Tisa (Tisza) river.

History[edit]

The town and municipality is one of the newest in the Košice Region established in 1828.

In 1968, from 29-th of July to 1-st of August, Soviet and Czechoslovak leaders Leonid Brežnev and Alexander Dubček met in Čierna nad Tisou. This meeting was followed by the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia on August 20, 1968.

Geography[edit]

The town lies at an altitude of 102 metres and covers an area of 9.37 km². It has a population of about 4390 people. It is close to the tripoint between Hungary, Ukraine and Slovakia.

Ethnicity[edit]

The town is about 60% Hungarian, 34% Slovak and 6% Romani.

Economy and facilities[edit]

The town has a pharmacy, and outpatient health facilities of a general practitioner and children and adolescents. The town has a public library, gymnasium, a post office, and a number of general and food stores.

Transport[edit]

The town has a railway border crossing to Ukraine, where all trains have to change gauge. With 916 tracks this town is the biggest "harbour on land" in Central Europe. The first town across the border in Ukraine is Chop.

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Čierna nad Tisou is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Genealogical resources[edit]

The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Kosice, Slovakia"

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1719-1922 (parish B)
  • Greek Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1795-1905 (parish B)
  • Reformated church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1772-1889 (parish B)

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