A church in Rusovce
|• Total||25.568 km2 (9.872 sq mi)|
|Elevation||136 m (446 ft)|
|• Density||85/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Postal code||851 10|
|Car plate||BA, BL|
Rusovce (Croatian: Rosvar, Hungarian: Oroszvár (both means "Russian (Ruthenian, Ukrainian) castle"), German: Karlburg, Rossenburg, Kerchenburg) is a borough in southern Bratislava on the right bank of the Danube river, close to the Hungarian border.
In 1910 Oroszvár had 1.802 inhabitants. Among them were 1.268 Germans, 439 Hungarians, 30 Slovaks, 20 Croats and 39 Others. It remained Hungarian after 1918 but became a border village close to Austria and Czechoslovakia. The German inhabitants were expulsed after 1945.
A motorway and road border crossings into Hungary are located in Rusovce. Across the border is Rajka in Győr-Moson-Sopron County. There are no more border checks at both crossings from December 21, 2007 with Hungary and Slovakia joining the Schengen Area.
Main sights include the ruins of the Roman military camp Gerulata, part of Limes Romanus, and Rusovce mansion built in the 19th century in the Neogothic style, located in the English park. Currently, it is closed to public.
Dunajské luhy Protected Landscape Area comprises some parts of the borough and is located east of the municipality.
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