Tornaľa

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Tornaľa
Tornalja
Town
Tornalja005.JPG
Town hall
Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Revúca
River Slaná
Elevation 183 m (600 ft)
Coordinates 48°25′20″N 20°19′49″E / 48.42222°N 20.33028°E / 48.42222; 20.33028Coordinates: 48°25′20″N 20°19′49″E / 48.42222°N 20.33028°E / 48.42222; 20.33028
Area 57.768 km2 (22 sq mi)
Population 7,991 (2005-12-31)
Density 138/km2 (357/sq mi)
First mentioned 1245
Mayor Anna Szögedi
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 982 01
Phone prefix 421-47
Car plate RA
Tornaľa is located in Banská Bystrica Region
Tornaľa
Location of Tornaľa in the Banská Bystrica Region
Tornaľa is located in Slovakia
Tornaľa
Tornaľa (Slovakia)
Wikimedia Commons: Tornaľa
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: http://www.mestotornala.sk

Tornaľa (Slovak: Šafárikovo from 1948–1992; Hungarian: Tornalja) is a town and municipality in Revúca District in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia, with a population of almost 8,000.

History[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

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).[1] It is located in the historical Gemer region and lies on the Slaná river.

Demographics[edit]

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.[1] The religious make-up was 49.37% Roman Catholics, 17.03% people with no religious affiliation and 7.33% Lutherans.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Tornaľa at Wikimedia Commons