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
Region Trnava
District Dunajská Streda
First written mention 1337
Named for St. Michael Tree (Hungarian)
Government[1][2]
 • Mayor László Bögi (Party of the Hungarian Coalition)
Area
 • Total 10.653 km2 (4.113 sq mi)
Elevation 118 m (387 ft)
Population (2001)[3]
 • Total 711
 • Estimate (2008) 884
 • Density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Ethnicity[3]
 • Hungarians 89,03 %
 • Slovakians 8,16 %
Time zone EET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+2)
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 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 disintegrated in November 1918, Czechoslovakian troops occupied the area. After the Treaty of Trianon of 1920, the village became officially part of Czechoslovakia. In November 1938, the First Vienna Award granted the area to Hungary and it was held by Hungary until 1945. After Soviet occupation in 1945, Czechoslovakian administration returned and the village became officially part of Czechoslovakia in 1947.

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 Slovakian. Roman Catholicism is the majority religion of the village, its adherents numbering 87.48% of the total population.[3]

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