Rábahídvég

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Rábahídvég
Rábahídvég is located in Hungary
Rábahídvég
Rábahídvég
Location of Rábahídvég in Hungary
Coordinates: 47°04′06″N 16°44′38″E / 47.06833°N 16.74389°E / 47.06833; 16.74389
Country Hungary
Region Western Transdanubia
County Vas
Subregion Vasvári
Rank Village
KSH code 03197[1]
Area[1]
 • Total 22.41 km2 (8.65 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2008)[1]
 • Total 981
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9777
Area code +36 94

Rábahídvég is a village in Vas county, Hungary. In 2001 it had 1053 inhabitants, and in 2008 it had 981. It is settled on the left coast of the River Rába.

History[edit]

Reference to the village was first recorded in 1265, with the name of Hydwegh (end of the bridge). The name was given it because of a bridge on the Rába River. The villagers were the bridge guards. In the written sources the name of the village was Terra Hyduig (1280), Hydwegh (1283), Hyduig (1286) and Hydueg (1450).

This was later the manor of the Hídvégi-family. Andrew from the Herman tribe got this territory in 1280 and his descendants took its name. In 1342 a chapel was built in the place where today's church now stands. In the Middle Ages the village also had a castle for the defence of the bridge. In 1532 the Turks destroyed this castle. In 1605 there were two battles here between István Bocskai's army and the royal army.

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Coordinates: 47°04′06″N 16°44′38″E / 47.06833°N 16.74389°E / 47.06833; 16.74389