Rozhanovce

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Rozhanovce
Village
Coat of arms of Rozhanovce
Coat of arms
Rozhanovce is located in Slovakia
Rozhanovce
Rozhanovce
Location of Rozhanovce in Slovakia
Coordinates: 48°45′N 021°21′E / 48.750°N 21.350°E / 48.750; 21.350Coordinates: 48°45′N 021°21′E / 48.750°N 21.350°E / 48.750; 21.350
CountrySlovakia
RegionKošice
DistrictKošice-okolie
First mentioned1270
Government
 • MayorViktor Gazdačko
Area
 • Total22.2 km2 (8.6 sq mi)
Elevation
215 m (705 ft)
Population
 (2004)
 • Total2,160
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Postal code
044 42
Area code(s)+421-55
Car plateKS
Websiterozhanovce.sk

Rozhanovce (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈɾɔzɦanɔʊ̯tsɛ]) is a village in Košice-okolie District of eastern Slovakia. It is situated about 20 kilometres (12 mi) far from the city of Košice.

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1773 Rozgony, Roscho[no]wetz, Rozhonow, 1786 Rozgony, Roszonowecz, 1808 Rozgony, Rozgoňowce, Rozhanowce, 1863–1913 Rozgony, 1920– Rozhanovce.[1]

A smaller part of Rozhanovce is located on flat land and a larger part in a hilly area rising from the west to the east. The center of the village lies at an altitude of 215 metres (705 ft). The area of the municipality is 22.2 square kilometres (8.6 sq mi). The best view of this village is from the west.

In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1270. Rozhanovce is best known for the Battle of Rozgony (June 15, 1312), in which King Charles I of Hungary decisively defeated the Amadé Aba family (Slovak: Omodejovci), who were supported by the troops of Matthew III Csák (Slovak: Matúš Čák). Both Aba and Csák were de facto rulers in Upper Hungary (today parts of Hungary, Slovakia and Ukraine).

In 2004, Rozhanovce had a population of about 2,160 people. 96.9% of them were Slovaks, 1.6% Romani. 79.4% of inhabitants were Roman Catholics, 7.7% Greek Catholics, and 3.9% atheists.

The festival called "Abov celebrations" takes place every year in Rozhanovce.

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