Sap (village)

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The view of the village from the Danube
The view of the village from the Danube
Sap (village) is located in Slovakia
Sap (village)
Location of the village
Coordinates: 47°49′13″N 17°37′08″E / 47.82028°N 17.61889°E / 47.82028; 17.61889Coordinates: 47°49′13″N 17°37′08″E / 47.82028°N 17.61889°E / 47.82028; 17.61889
Country  Slovakia
Region Trnava
District Dunajská Streda
First written mention 1255
 • Mayor Imre Bartal (Party of the Hungarian Coalition)
 • Total 12.432 km2 (4.800 sq mi)
Elevation 113 m (371 ft)
Population (2001)[3]
 • Total 540
 • Estimate (2008) 550
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Hungarians 96,30 %
 • Slovakians 2,41 %
Time zone EET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+2)
Postal Code 930 06
Area code(s) +421 31

Sap (Hungarian: Szap, Hungarian pronunciation:[ˈsɒp]) is a village and municipality in the Dunajská Streda District in the Trnava Region of south-west Slovakia. The outlet channel of the Gabčíkovo – Nagymaros Dams re-enters the Danube at the village.


The village was first recorded in 1255 as Zap. Until the end of World War I, it was part of Hungary and fell within the Tószigetcsilizköz district of Győr 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. In 1948, Czechoslovakian authorities renamed the village for Palkovičovo and its historical name was restored only in 1990.


In 1910, the village had 645, for the most part, Hungarian inhabitants. At the 2001 Census the recorded population of the village was 540 while an end-2008 estimate by the Statistical Office had the villages's population as 550. As of 2001, 96,30 per cent of its population was Hungarian while 2,41 per cent was Slovakian.

As of 2001, 58,52% of the inhabitants professed Roman Catholicism.[3]


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