Svodín

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Svodín

Szőgyén
village
Svodín sk kostol.JPG
Svodín is located in Slovakia
Svodín
Svodín
Location in Slovakia
Coordinates: 47°54′39″N 18°29′56″E / 47.91083°N 18.49889°E / 47.91083; 18.49889Coordinates: 47°54′39″N 18°29′56″E / 47.91083°N 18.49889°E / 47.91083; 18.49889
CountrySlovakia
RegionNitra
DistrictNové Zámky
Founded1156
Government
 • MayorAttila Szász
Area
 • Total53.48 km2 (20.65 sq mi)
Elevation
109 m (358 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,574
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
943 54
Area code(s)+421-36
Car plateNZ
Websitehttp://www.hon.svodin.sk/

Svodín (Hungarian: Szőgyén) 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 202 metres and covers an area of 53.606 km².

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1416. The town had a Hungarian majority as early as the 17th century, according to the Turkish tax census.[1] 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 Svodín 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 2,625 people, which is about 78% Hungarian, 20% Slovak and 2% Romany.

Facilities[edit]

The village has a small public library, a gym, and a football pitch. It also has a DVD rental store.

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Svodín is twinned with:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Károly Kocsis, Eszter Kocsisné Hodosi, Ethnic Geography of the Hungarian Minorities in the Carpathian Basin, Simon Publications LLC, 1998, p. 46 [1]
  2. ^ "Družobné mestá a obce". svodin.sk (in Slovak). Obec Svodín. Retrieved 2019-09-05.

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