Kráľovský Chlmec

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Kráľovský Chlmec

Királyhelmec
Town
Town centre
Town centre
Coat of arms of Kráľovský Chlmec
Coat of arms
Kráľovský Chlmec is located in Slovakia
Kráľovský Chlmec
Kráľovský Chlmec
Location of Kráľovský Chlmec in Slovakia
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
CountrySlovakia
RegionKošice
DistrictTrebišov
First mentioned1214
Government
 • MayorDezider Nagy
Area
 • Total23.809 km2 (9.193 sq mi)
Elevation
130 m (430 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31[1])
 • Total7,429
 • Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
077 01
Area code(s)421-56
Car plateTV
Websitewww.kralovskychlmec.sk

Kráľovský Chlmec (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈkɾaːʎɔʊ̯skiː ˈxl̩mɛts]; until 1948 Kráľovský Chlumec, Hungarian: Királyhelmec) is a town in the Trebišov District in the Košice Region of south-eastern Slovakia. It has a population of around 7,500.

Etymology[edit]

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.[2]

History[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

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).[3] 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.

Demographics[edit]

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.[3]

Education[edit]

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

Notable people[edit]

Partner towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ Krajčovič, Rudolf (2009). "Z lexiky stredovekej slovenčiny s výkladmi názvov obcí a miest (16)". Kultúra slova. Martin: Vydavateľstvo Matice slovenskej (4): 214.
  3. ^ 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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