Petrova Ves

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Coordinates: 48°43′15″N 17°09′39″E / 48.72083°N 17.16083°E / 48.72083; 17.16083
Petrova Ves
Village
Petrova ves 1.jpg
Country Slovakia
Region Trnava
District Skalica
Elevation 207 m (679 ft)
Coordinates 48°43′15″N 17°09′39″E / 48.72083°N 17.16083°E / 48.72083; 17.16083
Area 14.631 km2 (5.649 sq mi)
Population 1,003 (2004-12-31)
Density 69 / km2 (179 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1392
Postal code 908 44
Car plate SI
Location of Petrova Ves in Slovakia
Location of Petrova Ves in Slovakia
Location of Petrova Ves in the Trnava Region
Location of Petrova Ves in the Trnava Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.petrovaves.sk

Petrova Ves is a village and municipality in Skalica District in the Trnava Region of western Slovakia.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1392. História obce

The oldest document of the village comes from the year 1392. However, the village was inhabited for a long time before. Archeological studies evidenced the existence of Celtic and Roman settlements. Those were further replaced by the Slavs in the 9th century. In that time, the municipality and surroundings were part of the Great Moravia. At the end of the 11th century the village became part of the Hungarian Kingdom.

The name of the village comes from Peter Varády, an important Hungarian aristocrat who came to the village in the year 1093. Therefore, the village was named Peterlak in Hungarian, Petrovilla in Latin and Petersdorf in German. Since the end of World War I, the former Czechoslovak state proclaimed the name Petrova Ves as the official name of the village.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 207 metres and covers an area of 14.631km². It has a population of about 1003 people.

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