Žikava

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Žikava
Village
Country Slovakia
Region Nitra
District Zlaté Moravce
Elevation 274 m (899 ft)
Coordinates 48°26′40″N 18°23′00″E / 48.44444°N 18.38333°E / 48.44444; 18.38333Coordinates: 48°26′40″N 18°23′00″E / 48.44444°N 18.38333°E / 48.44444; 18.38333
Area 11.291 km2 (4.359 sq mi)
Population 514 (2011)
Density 46/km2 (119/sq mi)
First mentioned 1075
Postal code 951 92
Car plate ZM
Location of Žikava in Slovakia
Location of Žikava in Slovakia
Location of Žikava in the Nitra Region
Location of Žikava in the Nitra Region
Wikimedia Commons: Žikava
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.e-obce.sk/obec/zikava/zikava.html

Žikava is a village and municipality in Zlaté Moravce District of the Nitra Region, in western-central Slovakia. In 2011 it had a population of 514 inhabitants.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1075 : Sikula or Sichoua, Sichoa (in 1209), Sitva (1293), Zikawa (1773), Žikawa (1808). The Hungarian name is Zsikva (Phonetics : Sykava).

The village belongs to John Both de Bajna in 1492. A branch of this family will take the name of this village : the Both, next Burchad, Bélavary de Sykava.[1]

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 281 metres and covers an area of 11.291 km². It has a population of 514 inhabitants.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nagykanizsa - Romlottvár, George Szekér, 2007, Budapest
  2. ^ http://portal.statistics.sk/files/obce-pohl-vek.pdf

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