A church in Rusovce
|Elevation||136 m (446 ft)|
|Area||25.568 km2 (9.872 sq mi)|
|Density||85 / km2 (220 / sq mi)|
|Postal code||851 10|
|Car plate||BA, BL|
Rusovce (Croatian: Rosvar, Hungarian: Oroszvár (both means "Russian (Ruthenian, Ukrainian) castle"), German: Karlburg, Rossenburg, Kerchenburg) is a borough in southern Bratislava on the right bank of the Danube river, close to the Hungarian border.
In the 1st century, there was a Roman settlement named Gerulata in today's Rusovce area. The first preserved written reference to the settlement is from 1208. It was part of Hungary until 1947. On October 15, 1947 - together with Čunovo and Jarovce - Rusovce became part of Czechoslovakia according to the Paris Peace Treaty. On January 1, 1972 it was made a borough of Bratislava.
A motorway and road border crossings into Hungary are located in Rusovce. Across the border is Rajka in Győr-Moson-Sopron County. There are no more border checks at both crossings from December 21, 2007 with Hungary and Slovakia joining the Schengen Area.
Main sights include the ruins of the Roman military camp Gerulata, part of Limes Romanus, and Rusovce mansion built in the 19th century in the Neogothic style, located in the English park. Currently, it is closed to public.
Dunajské luhy Protected Landscape Area comprises some parts of the borough and is located east of the municipality.
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