Čierna nad Tisou
|Čierna nad Tisou
|Elevation||102 m (335 ft)|
|Area||9.37 km2 (4 sq mi)|
|Population||4,299 (31 December 2005)|
|Density||459/km2 (1,189/sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||076 43|
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The town and municipality is one of the newest in the Košice Region established in 1828.
In 1968, from 29 July to 1 August, Soviet and Czechoslovak leaders Leonid Brežnev and Alexander Dubček met in Čierna nad Tisou. This meeting was followed by the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia on 20 August 1968.
The town lies at an altitude of 102 metres (335 feet) and covers an area of 9.37 square kilometres (3.62 square miles). It has a population of about 4,390 people. It is close to the tripoint between Hungary, Ukraine and Slovakia.
Economy and facilities
The town has a pharmacy, and outpatient health facilities of a general practitioner and children and adolescents. The town has a public library, gymnasium, a post office, and a number of general and food stores.
The town has a railway border crossing to Ukraine, where all trains have to change gauge. With 916 tracks this town is the biggest "harbour on land" in Central Europe. The first town across the border in Ukraine is Chop.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Čierna nad Tisou is twinned with:
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Kosice, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1719-1922 (parish B)
- Greek Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1795-1905 (parish B)
- Reformated church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1772-1889 (parish B)
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