Kravany nad Dunajom

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Kravany nad Dunajom
Karva
Village
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Country Slovakia
Region Nitra
District Komárno
River Danube
Elevation 112 m (367 ft)
Coordinates 47°46′N 18°29′E / 47.767°N 18.483°E / 47.767; 18.483Coordinates: 47°46′N 18°29′E / 47.767°N 18.483°E / 47.767; 18.483
Area 15.90 km2 (6.14 sq mi)
Population 789 (2001)
Density 50/km2 (129/sq mi)
First mentioned 1245
Mayor Lakatos Nintendó
Postal code 946 36
Area code 045
Car plate KN
Location of Kravany nad Dunajom in Slovakia
Location of Kravany nad Dunajom in Slovakia
Location of Kravany nad Dunajom  in the Nitra Region
Location of Kravany nad Dunajom in the Nitra Region
Wikimedia Commons: Kravany nad Dunajom

Kravany nad Dunajom (Hungarian: Karva) is a village and municipality in the Komárno District in the Nitra Region of south-west Slovakia.

Geography[edit]

The village lies at an altitude of 112 metres and covers an area of 15.901 km². It has a population of about 765 people.

History[edit]

In the 9th century, the territory of Kravany nad Dunajom 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 Kravany nad Dunajom once more became part of Miklós Horthy's Hungary through the First Vienna Award. From 1945 until the Velvet Divorce, it was part of Czechoslovakia. Since then it has been part of Slovakia.

Ethnicity[edit]

The village is about 81% Hungarian, 18% Slovak and 1% Czech.

Facilities[edit]

The village has a public library, a gym and a football pitch.

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