Strekov

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Strekov
Kürt
Village
Strekov1.JPG
Country Slovakia
Region Nitra
District Nové Zámky
Elevation 132 m (433 ft)
Coordinates 47°54′N 18°25′E / 47.900°N 18.417°E / 47.900; 18.417Coordinates: 47°54′N 18°25′E / 47.900°N 18.417°E / 47.900; 18.417
Area 41.055 km2 (15.85 sq mi)
Population 2,216 (2004-12-31)
Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
First mentioned 1075
Postal code 941 37
Car plate NZ
Location of Strekov in Slovakia
Location of Strekov in Slovakia
Location of Strekov in the Nitra Region
Location of Strekov in the Nitra Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Strekov (Hungarian: Kürt) is a village and municipality in the Nové Zámky District in the Nitra Region of south-west Slovakia.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 132 metres and covers an area of 41.055 km.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1075. 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 Strekov 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.

Population[edit]

It has a population of about 2,215 people. The ethnic composition of the population is about 89% Hungarian, 10% Slovak and 1% Romani.

Facilities[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Strekov – Nové Zámky Okolie