Turňa nad Bodvou

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Turňa nad Bodvou
Village
Turniansky hrad.jpg
Turňa Castle above the village
Country Slovakia
Region Košice
District Košice-okolie
River Bodva
Elevation 182 m (597 ft)
Coordinates 48°36′2″N 20°53′41″E / 48.60056°N 20.89472°E / 48.60056; 20.89472Coordinates: 48°36′2″N 20°53′41″E / 48.60056°N 20.89472°E / 48.60056; 20.89472
Area 23.211 km2 (9.0 sq mi)
Population 3,427 (2006)
Density 148/km2 (383/sq mi)
First mentioned 1221
Mayor Pavol Molnár
Postal code 044 02
Area code +421-55
Car plate KS
Location of Turňa nad Bodvou in Slovakia
Location of Turňa nad Bodvou in Slovakia
Location of Turňa nad Bodvou in the Košice Region
Location of Turňa nad Bodvou in the Košice Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.turnanadbodvou.sk

Turňa nad Bodvou (German: Tornau, Hungarian: Torna) 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 1198. The capital of the historic county Torna County of the House of Keglević was Turňa Castle (Slovak: Turniansky hrad), later the town of Turňa nad Bodvou with a population of about 30'000 people in the year 1851.[1] The town Turňa nad Bodvou became a village after the First World War and the Treaty of Trianon.

Geography[edit]

The village lies at an altitude of 180 metres and covers an area of 23.12 km². It has a population of about 3230 people.

Ethnicity[edit]

The majority of the population is almost evenly split between Slovaks (43.92%) and Hungarians (43.57%), with Romani (8.06%) as the largest minority (2001).

Government[edit]

The village has its own tax office and police force but the district office is located at Moldava nad Bodvou. It also has its own birth registering office.

Economy and facilities[edit]

The village also has developed medical facilities including a Pharmacy and outpatient facilities for children and adolescents and a gynaecologist. The village also has a Slovakian bank and insurance branch.

Culture[edit]

The village has a public library and a DVD rental store. The village is connected to cable television. The village also has a castle located on a hill by the village entrance named the Turnansky Hrad. There is little remaining of the structure as much of it was destroyed under the orders of Ceasar Leopold in the year 1685, and later in 1848, a fire brought down the roof. There is now only one wall and the remains of a turret left standing although this too is crumbling.[2]

Sport[edit]

The village has a football pitch.

Transport[edit]

The village has a railway station at Turňa nad Bodvou

Gallery[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopädie für die gebildeten Stände: Conversations-Lexikon, Band 15,Teil 1, S.138, F.A. Brockhaus Verlag, Leipzig 1855.
  2. ^ "Historia". Turna nad Bodvou oficialna stranka. WEBEXMEDIA. 

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