Dvory nad Žitavou

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Dvory nad Žitavou
Udvard
village
Dvory nad Zitavou.jpg
Memorial in Dvory nad Žitavou
Country Slovakia
Region Nitra
District Nové Zámky
River Nitra
Elevation 120 m (394 ft)
Coordinates 47°59′37″N 18°15′51″E / 47.99361°N 18.26417°E / 47.99361; 18.26417Coordinates: 47°59′37″N 18°15′51″E / 47.99361°N 18.26417°E / 47.99361; 18.26417
Area 63.85 km2 (24.653 sq mi)
Population 5,164 (2011)
Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Founded 1075
Mayor Ing. Branislav Becík, PhD.
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 941 31
Area code +421-35
Car plate NZ
Location in Slovakia
Location in Slovakia
Location in the Nitra Region
Location in the Nitra Region
Wikimedia Commons: Dvory nad Žitavou
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: http://dvory.sk/

Dvory nad Žitavou (Hungarian: Udvard) is a municipality and village in the Nové Zámky District in the Nitra Region of south-west Slovakia.

Geography[edit]

The village lies at an altitude of 122 metres and covers an area of 63.85 km².

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1075. It was plundered by Ottomans in 1530 and in 1534. It was also ruled by the Ottoman Empire initially between 1550-1554, and again between 1572-1685 before being captured by the Austrian Empire.

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 Dvory nad Žitavou 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.

Population[edit]

According to the 2011 census, the municipality had 5,164 inhabitants. 3,208 of inhabitants were Hungarians, 1,550 Slovaks, 36 Roma, 10 Czechs and 360 others and unspecified.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The village has a public library a DVD rental store and a gym. Also, It is the home of Ovocinárske družstvo OVD Dvory nad Žitavou[2] which is a fruit orchard and the biggest producer of apples, peaches, plums, cherries and strawberries in the region.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  2. ^ OVD Dvory. https://www.facebook.com/OVDDvory?fref=ts. Retrieved 2 May 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ OVD Dvory. http://www.ovddvory.sk/?ovd=historia.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

Genealogical resources[edit]

The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Nitra, Slovakia"

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1714-1895 (parish A)
  • Reformated church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1784-1901 (parish B)

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