Svinica, Košice-okolie District

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Svinica (German: Swinitz; Hungarian: Petőszinye) (1276 Zyna, 1369 Scwynycza, 1427 Szyna, 1430 Zwynne) is a village and municipality in Košice-okolie District in the Kosice Region of eastern Slovakia.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1276 as belonging to paladin Omodey, lords of Füzér Castle. In the 13th century it belonged to Perényi family and it began an important market place. In 1772 it passed to Szerencsy falily.

Geography[edit]

The village lies at an altitude of 250 metres and covers an area of 27.106 km². The municipality has a population of about 815 people.

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Coordinates: 48°44′N 21°28′E / 48.733°N 21.467°E / 48.733; 21.467