Silica, Rožňava District

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Silica is a village and municipality in the Rožňava District in the Košice Region of middle-eastern Slovakia.


In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1399.

The locality was annexed by the Kingdom of Hungary after the arbitration of Vienna on 1938-11-02. In 1938, there were 954 inhabitants whose 4 was jewish origin. It was part of the district of Rožňava. The name of the locality before the World War II was Silica/Szilice. During 1938 and 1945, the Hungarian name Szilice was used.[1] After the liberation, the municipality has been reinstated in the reconstituted Czechoslovak Republic.


The village lies at an elevation of 546 metres and covers an area of 34.565 km². It has a population of about 590 people.


The village has a public library and a football pitch.


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Coordinates: 48°33′N 20°32′E / 48.550°N 20.533°E / 48.550; 20.533