Kmeťovo

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Nové Zámky District in the Nitra region

Kmeťovo (Hungarian: Gyarak) is a village and municipality in the Nové Zámky District in the Nitra Region of south-west Slovakia.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1214

Geography[edit]

The village lies at an altitude of 134 metres and covers an area of 5.196 km². It has a population of about 960 people.

Ethnicity[edit]

The population is 100% Slovak.

Facilities[edit]

The village has a public library, football pitch and Catholic church.

Catholic church[edit]

The Catholic church was built in 1882, and it was a part of the parish of Michal nad Zitavou, a village and municipality in the Nové Zámky District in the Nitra Region of southwest Slovakia.

Considered to be an important historical monument for people in Kmetovo, Slovakia, this Roman Catholic church was dedicated in 1994 as Our Lady of the Rosary. The church was designed in a classical style, with construction being completed in 1882. Due to the water-logged soils of the marsh that the church was built on, several attempts were made at creating a drainage area behind the church, but to no avail. The church then underwent extensive reconstruction in 1942 to stabilize its construction and solve the drainage problem. An extension to the church was completed in 1994. In 2001, the church interior and exterior was repainted, the roof was replaced, and a gilded cross was added to its spire.[1][2]

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): 1722-1896 (parish B)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Village of Kmet'ovo (Obec Kmet'ovo), History from the official website of the Village of Kmet'ovo (in Slovak), retrieved September 1, 2015 
  2. ^ Dominik Horvath, Kmeťovo - New Castle Surroundings (in Slovak), retrieved September 1, 2015 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°10′N 18°17′E / 48.167°N 18.283°E / 48.167; 18.283