Holice, Dunajská Streda District

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Holice
Gelle
village
local church
local church
Holice, Dunajská Streda District is located in Slovakia
Holice, Dunajská Streda District
Location of the village
Coordinates: 47°59′49″N 17°29′01″E / 47.99694°N 17.48361°E / 47.99694; 17.48361Coordinates: 47°59′49″N 17°29′01″E / 47.99694°N 17.48361°E / 47.99694; 17.48361
Country  Slovakia
Region Trnava
District Dunajská Streda
First written mention 1245
Government
 • Mayor Imre Vajas[1]
Area
 • Total 23.20 km2 (8.96 sq mi)
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 1,824
 • Estimate (2008) 1,889
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Ethnicity[2]
 • Hungarians 96,00%
 • Slovakians 3,73%
Time zone EET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+2)
Postal Code 930 34
Area code(s) +421 31
Website www.egyhazgelle.sk

Holice (Hungarian: Gelle, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɡɛllɛ]) is a village and municipality in the Dunajská Streda District in the Trnava Region of south-west Slovakia.

Component villages[edit]

The municipality consists of 8 formerly independent villages.

In Slovakian In Hungarian
Kostolná Gala Egyházgelle
Stará Gala Ógelle
Cséfa Cséfa
Čentőfa Csentőfa
Malá Budafa Kisbudafa
Veľká Budafa Nagybudafa
Póšfa Pósfa
Beketfa Beketfa

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 119 metres and covers an area of 23.209 km². It has a population of about 1,825 people.

History[edit]

In the 9th century, the territory of Holice became part of the Kingdom of Hungary. In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1245. 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 Holice once more became part of Miklós Horthy's Hungary through the First Vienna Award. Village Holice was created in 1940 by joining the settlements Beketfa, Kostolná Gala, Stará Gala, and Póšfa. From 1945 until the Velvet Divorce, it was part of Czechoslovakia. Since then it has been part of Slovakia.

Demography[edit]

At the 2001 Census the recorded population of the village was 1,824 while an end-2008 estimate by the Statistical Office had the villages's population as 1,889. As of 2001, 96 per cent of its population was Hungarians, while 3,73 per cent Slovakian.

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References[edit]

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1689-1905 (parish A)

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