Plášťovce

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Location of Levice District in the Nitra Region

Plášťovce (Hungarian: Palást) is a village and municipality in the Levice District in the Nitra Region of Slovakia.

Palásthy-manor house

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1156. In 1552 a locally significant battle between the Ottomans and Hungarian forces has happened here. The Hungarian army consisted of Italian and German mercenaries /8500 strength/, Czech infantry, Hungarians Hajdus, the city defence forces from the mining towns and local military units. They were defeated, 4000 taken prisoner and the captain taking to Istanbul where he was executed.

Geography[edit]

The village lies at altitude of 155 metres and covers an area of 50,509 km². It has a population of about 1720 people.

Ethnicity[edit]

The village is approximately 30% Slovak and 70% Magyar.

Facilities[edit]

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

Places of interest[edit]

Cat. church
  • Roman Catholic church, 1898.
  • Manor, 18th century, baroque style. It was rebuilt to neoclassicistic style in the beginning of the 19th century. It is a Roman Catholic school.
  • Volksmuseum

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°09′30″N 18°58′44″E / 48.15833°N 18.97889°E / 48.15833; 18.97889