Jarovce

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Coordinates: 48°03′55″N 17°06′48″E / 48.06528°N 17.11333°E / 48.06528; 17.11333
Jarovce
Borough
Kostol jarovce.jpg
A church in Jarovce
Coat of arms
Country Slovakia
Region Bratislava
District Bratislava V
Elevation 126 m (413 ft)
Coordinates 48°03′55″N 17°06′48″E / 48.06528°N 17.11333°E / 48.06528; 17.11333
Area 21.342 km2 (8.24 sq mi)
Population 1,127
Density 53 / km2 (137 / sq mi)
Postal code 851 01
Area code +421-02
Car plate BA, BL
Location of Jarovce in Slovakia
Location of Jarovce in Slovakia
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Jarovce (Hungarian: Horvátjárfalu, Horvát-Járfalu) is a small borough of Bratislava, Slovakia.

History[edit]

The village was first mentioned in 1208 under the name Ban. During the Ottoman wars, many Croats settled here in the 16th century (therefore "Croatian" in the German name to bordering Deutsch-Jahrndorf / "German"-Jahrndorf in Austria). They are still a strong minority. The area belonged to Hungary until 1947 along with the neighbouring villages Rusovce (Oroszvár in Hungarian) and Čunovo (Dunacsún in Hungarian). In the years 1947-1950, Jarovce administratively belonged to Rusovce. It has been an official borough of Bratislava since 1 January 1972.

Former Jarovce border crossing

Transport[edit]

Jarovce is where the only motorway (European route E58) border crossing between Slovakia and Austria is located. The Austrian crossing is called Kittsee. There is a smaller crossing near the Kittsee railway station. There are no more border checks at both crossings from December 21, 2007 with Slovakia joining the Schengen Area.

The St. Nicholas church in Jarovce[edit]

The oldest church in locality of Bratislava V is the late baroque St. Nicholas church which is located in Jarovce, which comes from the years 1763-1765. There are two versions of its establishment.[2] The first version holds it that the church was built by local inhabitants in 1765. The second version says that this church was built by an owner of this location - by the count Miklós Eszterházy. Before the end of the World War II on 3 April 1945, the church tower was destroyed by the recessive German armies. Building-up the new church tower lasted two years. People put into this tower two carillons which are there up to this day. The last repairs were made in the end of the 1990s.[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, the municipality had 1,438 inhabitants. 1,044 of inhabitants were Slovaks, 220 Croats, 122 Hungarians and 52 others and unspecified.[3]

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