Komjatice

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Komjatice
Komját
Village
Komjatice kostol sv Alzbeta 1.jpg
Country Slovakia
Region Nitra
District Nové Zámky
Elevation 128 m (420 ft)
Coordinates 48°09′N 18°11′E / 48.150°N 18.183°E / 48.150; 18.183Coordinates: 48°09′N 18°11′E / 48.150°N 18.183°E / 48.150; 18.183
Area 30.7 km2 (11.9 sq mi)
Population 4,263 (2005-12-31)
Density 139/km2 (360/sq mi)
Postal code 941 06
Area code +421-35
Car plate NZ
Location of Komjatice in Slovakia
Location of Komjatice in Slovakia
Location of Komjatice in the Nitra Region
Location of Komjatice in the Nitra Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.komjatice.sk

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

History[edit]

The village was named after count Komjati. The settlement had Hungarian majority as early as the 17th century according to the Turkish tax census.[1]

Population[edit]

It has a population of about 4207 people of which 4125 are Slovaks and 28 are Hungarians.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of St. Elizabeth located in center of village
  • Church of St. Peter and Paul located at western end of village
  • Lake Štrkáreň located east of village along road to Černík.
  • Park located in center of village contains some interesting nonnative trees.
  • The Priest's Hole (Kňazova jama)

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): 1709-1918 (parish A)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1887-1954 (parish B)
  • Reformated church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1784-1895 (parish B)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Károly Kocsis, Eszter Kocsisné Hodosi, Ethnic Geography of the Hungarian Minorities in the Carpathian Basin, Simon Publications LLC, 1998, p. 46 [1]