|Elevation||183 m (600 ft)|
|Area||57.768 km2 (22 sq mi)|
|Density||138/km2 (357/sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||982 01|
|Wikimedia Commons: Tornaľa|
The first written record of Tornaľa dates from 1245. It was ruled by Ottoman Empire as part of Filek sanjak (Its centre was Rima Sonbot) during periods of 1554-1593 and 1596-1686. It was made part of Czechoslovakia, and remained as such except for a period of Hungarian rule between 1938 and 1945 due to the Vienna Awards.
Tornaľa lies at an altitude of 183 metres (600 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 57.768 square kilometres (22.3 sq mi). It is located in the historical Gemer region and lies on the Slaná river.
According to the 2001 census, the town had 8,169 inhabitants. 62.14% of inhabitants were Hungarians, 29.77% Slovaks, 6.70% Roma and 0.50% Czech. The religious make-up was 49.37% Roman Catholics, 17.03% people with no religious affiliation and 7.33% Lutherans.
Media related to Tornaľa at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Slovak)
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