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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
Location of Tornaľa in the Banská Bystrica Region
Tornaľa is located in Slovakia
Tornaľa (Slovakia)
Wikimedia Commons: Tornaľa
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

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.


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


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

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