Michal na Ostrove

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Michal na Ostrove

Szentmihályfa
village
The outskirts of the village
The outskirts of the village
Michal na Ostrove is located in Slovakia
Michal na Ostrove
Location of the village
Coordinates: 48°01′26″N 17°30′43″E / 48.02389°N 17.51194°E / 48.02389; 17.51194Coordinates: 48°01′26″N 17°30′43″E / 48.02389°N 17.51194°E / 48.02389; 17.51194
Country Slovakia
RegionTrnava
DistrictDunajská Streda
First written mention1337
Named forSt. Michael Tree (in Hungarian)
Government
 • MayorLászló Bögi (Party of the Hungarian Coalition)
Area
 • Total10.653 km2 (4.113 sq mi)
Elevation
118 m (387 ft)
Population
 (2001)[3]
 • Total711
 • Estimate 
(2008)
884
 • Density83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Ethnicity
 • Hungarians89,03 %
 • Slovaks8,16 %
Time zoneUTC+1 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (EEST)
Postal Code
930 35
Area code(s)+421 31

Michal na Ostrove (Hungarian: Szentmihályfa, Hungarian pronunciation:[ˈsɛntmihaːjfɒ]) is a village and municipality in the Dunajská Streda District in the Trnava Region of south-west Slovakia.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 118 metres and covers an area of 10.653 km².

History[edit]

The Roman Catholic parish church

In the 9th century, the territory of Michal na Ostrove was part of Great Moravia. After Hungarian invasion, it became part of the Kingdom of Hungary. The village was first recorded in 1337 by its Hungarian name as Weke.

Until the end of World War I, it was part of Hungary and fell within the Dunaszerdahely district of Pozsony County. After the Austro-Hungarian army defeat and disintegration in November 1918, victory western powers established Czechoslovak administration, as part of cease-fire agreements. After official peaceful agreement of Hungary with USA, Britain and France, the Treaty of Trianon of 1920, the village became officially part of democratic Czechoslovakia. Hungarians agreed to full independence of Czechoslovakia and their borders. However, in November 1938, after agreement with Hitler, Nazi-cooperative Hungary took the area, so called First Vienna Award and this "award" was held by Hungary until 1945. After Soviets defeated German and Hungarian troops in 1945, Czechoslovak administration returned to the village. Following a socialistic coup in 1948, the village became part of socialistic Czechoslovakia until 1989. During 1989–1992 it was part of Czech and Slovak Federative Republic and since 1 January 1993 it is part of the Slovak Republic.

Demography[edit]

In 1910, the village had 480, for the most part, Hungarian inhabitants. At the 2001 Census the recorded population of the village was 419 while an end-2008 estimate by the Statistical Office had the villages's population as 419. As of 2001, 89,03 per cent of its population was Hungarian while 8,16 per cent was Slovak. Roman Catholicism is the majority religion of the village, its adherents numbering 87.48% of the total population.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Local election results by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic, December 2006 Archived 2012-03-08 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Local election 2010 results by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic Archived 2011-08-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c "Urban and Municipal Statistics MOŠ". Archived from the original on 2011-02-26.

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