Palárikovo

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Nové Zámky District in the Nitra region

Palárikovo (Hungarian: Tótmegyer) is a large village and municipality in the Nové Zámky District in the Nitra Region of south-west Slovakia.

Names and etymology[edit]

The village is named after a Slovak playwright Ján Palárik. The historic Slovak name Slovenský Meder was semantically the same as the Hungarian name Tótmegyer. Slovenský/Tót — Slovak, Meder/Megyer - the old Magyar tribe whose members lived in the region as garrison units.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1248.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 113 metres and covers an area of 51.294 km². It has a population of about 4410 people.

Ethnicity[edit]

The population is about 97% Slovak, 2% Hungarian and 1% Czech.

Facilities[edit]

The village has a small public library, a DVD rental store and cinema. It also has a gym and a football pitch.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°03′N 18°04′E / 48.050°N 18.067°E / 48.050; 18.067