Lórév

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lórév
Ловра / Lovra
Coat of arms of LórévЛовра / Lovra
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 47°07′N 18°54′E / 47.117°N 18.900°E / 47.117; 18.900Coordinates: 47°07′N 18°54′E / 47.117°N 18.900°E / 47.117; 18.900
Country  Hungary
County Pest county
Government
 • Mayor Ljubomir Aleksov[1]
Area
 • Total 9.88 km2 (3.81 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 307
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2309
Area code(s) 24

Lórév (Serbian: Ловра, Lovra) is a village on Csepel Island in Hungary. It is situated in Pest County.

Name[edit]

Lórév means "horse ford" in Hungarian referring to the nearby ford of the Danube.

Demographics[edit]

Lórév is the only settlement in Hungary with an ethnic Serb majority. This small village of 307 people had 180 (58.63%) Serb inhabitants in 2001 (and 202 people with a Serb "cultural heritage"). 39.09% of the population are Hungarians (120 people). Also, the neighbouring village of Szigetcsép and the town of Ráckeve on the Csepel Island have Serb settlements. Not far to the north the Bunjevci settlement of Tököl is to be found. A tradition of mutual weddings between these two geographically close villages existed as well as strong connections with Serbs from the villages of Medina in the south, three villages north of Budapest -- Budakalász, Pomáz and Csobánka -- and the small town of Szentendre.

Religion[edit]

According to the 2001 census the religious distribution of the population included 69 Roman Catholics, 32 Calvinists and 181 Serb Orthodox.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]