Rábaszentmiklós

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Rábaszentmiklós
Coat of arms of Rábaszentmiklós
Coat of arms
Rábaszentmiklós is located in Hungary
Rábaszentmiklós
Rábaszentmiklós
Location of Rábaszentmiklós in Hungary
Coordinates: 47°32′00″N 17°25′00″E / 47.5333°N 17.4167°E / 47.5333; 17.4167
Country Hungary
Region Western Transdanubia
County Győr-Moson-Sopron
Subregion Téti
Rank Village
KSH code 17297[1]
Area[1]
 • Total 5.01 km2 (1.93 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2008)[1]
 • Total 129
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9133
Area code +36 96

Rábaszentmiklós is a village in Hungary, in the Győr-Moson-Sopron county.

Geography, setting, neighbours[edit]

The village is situated in the southern part of Győr-Moson-Sopron County, near to the Sokoró hill, in the Marcal-basin. The soil is loosy, limy sand, while between the Marcal and Rába rivers clay is the main component of the soil. The landscape is a plain, with some hills and plateaus with 114–120 m above the sea level.

The history of the village[edit]

The chronicles mention the village with several names: Kisszentmiklós, Kerekszentmiklós on the basis of its rotunda church from the 11th century. Charters from the Árpád-house kings of Hungary mentions the village first from 1287 A. D., when Ladislaus IV of Hungary gives the village to Gergely de genere Osl, for his home defending merits. During the Mongolian invasion of 1241-1242 the village was destroyed. Lajos I of Hungary gives the village to the Kanizsay family. Then the Türkish invasion destroys the village in the 16th century. The Bishop of Győr refounds the village in 1701. The old rotunda church has been rebuilt in the first years of the 20th century.

Sightseeings[edit]

  • The rotunda of the 11th century.
  • The memorial of the heroes of the World Wars.
  • The Marcal river.

References[edit]

  • Gervers-Molnár, V. (1972): A középkori Magyarország rotundái. (Rotunda in the Medieval Hungary). Akadémiai, Budapest
  • Gerevich T. (1938): Magyarország románkori emlékei. (Die romanische Denkmäler Ungarns.) Egyetemi nyomda. Budapest
  • Gerő, L. (1984): Magyar műemléki ABC. (Hungarian Architectural Heritage ABC.) Budapest
  • Henszlmann, I. (1876): Magyarország ó-keresztyén, román és átmeneti stylü mű-emlékeinek rövid ismertetése, (Old-Christian, Romanesque and Transitional Style Architecture in Hungary). Királyi Magyar Egyetemi Nyomda, Budapest
  • Szőnyi O. (É.n.): Régi magyar templomok. Alte Ungarische Kirchen. Anciennes églises Hongroises. Hungarian Churches of Yore. A Műemlékek Országos Bizottsága. Mirályi Magyar Egyetemi Nyomda, Budapest.
  • Dercsényi D. (1972): Románkori építészet Magyarországon. Corvina, Budapest

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Coordinates: 47°32′N 17°25′E / 47.533°N 17.417°E / 47.533; 17.417