Bátorove Kosihy

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Bátorove Kosihy
Bátorkeszi
village
Bátorove Kosihy is located in Slovakia
Bátorove Kosihy
Location of the village
Coordinates: 47°49′51″N 18°24′39″E / 47.83083°N 18.41083°E / 47.83083; 18.41083Coordinates: 47°49′51″N 18°24′39″E / 47.83083°N 18.41083°E / 47.83083; 18.41083
Country  Slovakia
Region Nitra
District Dunajská Streda
First written mention 1156
Named for Bátor refers the Báthory-family, Keszi: name of a Hungarian tribe
Government[1]
 • Mayor Labancz Roland (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 45.885 km2 (17.716 sq mi)
Elevation 132 m (433 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 3,514
 • Estimate (2008) 3,475
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Ethnicity[2]
 • Hungarians 83,38 %
 • Slovakians 15,59
Time zone EET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+2)
Postal Code 946 34
Area code(s) +421 35
Website www.batorovekosihy.sk (Hungarian) (Slovak)

Bátorove Kosihy (Hungarian: Bátorkeszi, Hungarian pronunciation:[ˈbaːtorkɛsi]) is a village and municipality in the Komárno District in the Nitra Region of south-west Slovakia.

Etymology[edit]

The village was named after the Magyar tribe Keszi.[3]

History[edit]

It was inhabited by the Avars as shown by an 8th-century cemetery found by archeologists. The village was first recorded in 1156 by its Hungarian name as villa Kesceu. In the 16th century, it became the estate of the Báthory-family, which is reflected by its name.

Until the end of World War I, the village was part of Hungary and fell within the Párkány district of Esztergom. After the Austro-Hungarian army disintegrated in November 1918, Czechoslovakian troops occupied the area. After the Treaty of Trianon of 1920, the village became officially part of Czechoslovakia. In November 1938, the First Vienna Award granted the area to Hungary and it was held by Hungary until 1945. After Soviet occupation in 1945, Czechoslovakian administration returned and the village became officially part of Czechoslovakia in 1947.

Demography[edit]

In 1910, the village had 3144, for the most part, Hungarian inhabitants. At the 2001 Census the recorded population of the village was 3514 while an end-2008 estimate by the Statistical Office had the villages's population also as 3475. As of 2001, 83,38 per cent of its population was Hungarian while 15,59 per cent was Slovakian.

Roman Catholicism is the majority religion of the village, its adherents numbering 66.68% of the total population.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The village has a public library, a gym and a football pitch. It also has a DVD rental store.

Twinnings[edit]

The village is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Local election 2010 results by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic Archived August 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c "Urban and Municipal Statistics MOŠ". Archived from the original on 2011-02-26. 
  3. ^ Miloš, Marek (2011). Národnosti Uhroska [Nationalities of the Historical Kingdom of Hungary] (PDF) (in Slovak). Trnava: Filozofická fakulta Trnavskej univerzity v Trnave. p. 121. ISBN 978-80-8082-470-9.