Kráľovský Chlmec

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Kráľovský Chlmec
Kráľovský Chlmec - erb.jpg
Country Slovakia
Region Košice
District Trebišov
Elevation 130 m (427 ft)
Coordinates 48°25′23″N 21°58′22″E / 48.42306°N 21.97278°E / 48.42306; 21.97278Coordinates: 48°25′23″N 21°58′22″E / 48.42306°N 21.97278°E / 48.42306; 21.97278
Area 23.809 km2 (9.193 sq mi)
Population 7,398 (31 December 2005)
Density 311/km2 (805/sq mi)
First mentioned 1214
Mayor Dezider Nagy
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 077 01
Phone prefix 421-56
Car plate TV
Location of Kráľovský Chlmec in Slovakia
Location of Kráľovský Chlmec in Slovakia
Location of Kráľovský Chlmec in the Košice Region
Location of Kráľovský Chlmec in the Košice Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Kráľovský Chlmec (until 1948 Kráľovský Chlumec, Hungarian: Királyhelmec) is a town in the Trebišov District in the Košice Region of south-eastern Slovakia. As of 2005, it had a population of 7,938.


The name means "Royal Hill". Slovak chlm, Czech chlum, Polish chełm are derived from a Proto-Slavic chъlmъ - a hill, chlmec - a smaller hill, an elevated location.[1]


The town was first mentioned in 1214 as Helmech. After the break-up of Austria-Hungary and 1918 partitioning of Kingdom of Hungary in the Treaty of Trianon, the town was awarded to Czechoslovakia. It was annexed again by Hungary from 1938 to 1945 as a result of controversial First Vienna Award.


Kráľovský Chlmec lies at an altitude of 130 metres (427 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 23.08 square kilometres (8.9 sq mi).[2] It is located in the southern part of the Eastern Slovak Lowland, only around 5 kilometres (3 mi) north of Hungarian and 12 kilometres (7 mi) west of Ukrainian border. The regional capital Košice is 90 kilometres (56 mi) away.


According to the 2001 census, the town had 8,031 inhabitants. 76.94% of inhabitants were Hungarians, 18.86% Slovaks, 3.26% Roma and 0.37% Czechs.[2]


Gymnázium Kráľovský Chlmec The Royal Grammar School Chlmec opened in 1949. (Gimnazium (HUN) = High School)

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  1. ^ Krajčovič, Rudolf (2009). "Z lexiky stredovekej slovenčiny s výkladmi názvov obcí a miest (16)". Kultúra slova. Martin: Vydavateľstvo Matice slovenskej (4): 214. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 

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