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Zsigard templom.JPG
Country Slovakia
Region Nitra
District Šaľa
Tourism region Dolné Považie
River Váh
Elevation 111 m (364 ft)
Coordinates 48°04′22″N 17°52′53″E / 48.07278°N 17.88139°E / 48.07278; 17.88139Coordinates: 48°04′22″N 17°52′53″E / 48.07278°N 17.88139°E / 48.07278; 17.88139
Area 17.05 km2 (7 sq mi)
Population 1,651 (2011)
Density 97/km2 (251/sq mi)
First mentioned 1251
Mayor Alajos Baranyay
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 925 83
Phone prefix +421-31
Car plate SA
Location in Slovakia
Location in Slovakia
Location in the Nitra Region
Location in the Nitra Region
Wikimedia Commons: Žihárec
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Žihárec (Hungarian: Zsigárd) is a village and municipality in Šaľa District, in the Nitra Region of south-west Slovakia.


The village lies at an elevation of 111 metres and covers an area of 17,046 km².


In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1251. After the Austro-Hungarian army disintegrated in November 1918, Czechoslovak troops occupied the area, later acknowledged internationally by the Treaty of Trianon. Between 1938 and 1945 Žihárec once more became part of Miklós Horthy's Hungary through the First Vienna Award. From 1945 until the Velvet Divorce, it was part of Czechoslovakia. Since then it has been part of Slovakia.


According to the 2011 census, the municipality had 1,638 inhabitants. 1,079 of inhabitants were Hungarians, 512 Slovaks and 47 others and unspecified.[1]



The village has a public library and a football pitch.

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