Sokolce

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Sokolce
Lakszakállas
Village
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Country Slovakia
Region Nitra
District Komárno
Elevation 112 m (367 ft)
Coordinates 47°51′N 17°50′E / 47.850°N 17.833°E / 47.850; 17.833Coordinates: 47°51′N 17°50′E / 47.850°N 17.833°E / 47.850; 17.833
Area 19.42 km2 (7.50 sq mi)
Population 1,279 (2004-12-31)
Density 66/km2 (171/sq mi)
First mentioned 1332
Postal code 946 17
Car plate KN
Location of Sokolce in Slovakia
Location of Sokolce in Slovakia
Location of Sokolce in the Nitra Region
Location of Sokolce in the Nitra Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
For defunct village in the Liptov region see Sokolče

Sokolce (Hungarian: Lakszakállas, Hungarian pronunciation:[ˈlɒksɒkaːllɒʃ]) is a village and municipality in the Komárno District in the Nitra Region of south-west Slovakia.

Geography[edit]

The village lies at an altitude of 112 metres and covers an area of 19.422 km². It has a population of about 1,280 people.

History[edit]

In the 9th century, the territory of Sokolce became part of the Kingdom of Hungary. In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1332. After the Austro-Hungarian army disintegrated in November 1918, Czechoslovak troops occupied the area, later acknowledged internationally by the Treaty of Trianon. Between 1938 and 1945 Sokolce once more became part of Miklós Horthy's Hungary through the First Vienna Award. From 1945 until the Velvet Divorce, it was part of Czechoslovakia. Since then it has been part of Slovakia.

Ethnicity[edit]

The village is about 92% Hungarian, 7% Slovak, 1% Romany

Facilities[edit]

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

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