Dvory nad Žitavou
|Dvory nad Žitavou|
Memorial in Dvory nad Žitavou
|Elevation||120 m (394 ft)|
|Area||63.85 km2 (24.653 sq mi)|
|Density||81/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Mayor||Ing. Branislav Becík, PhD.|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||941 31|
|Wikimedia Commons: Dvory nad Žitavou|
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.
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 which is a fruit orchard and the biggest producer of apples, peaches, plums, cherries and strawberries in the region.
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)
- Dvory nad Žitavou – Nové Zámky Okolie
- Surnames of living people in Dvory nad Zitavou
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