Turňa nad Bodvou
|Turňa nad Bodvou|
Turňa Castle above the village
|Elevation||182 m (597 ft)|
|Area||23.211 km2 (9.0 sq mi)|
|Density||148/km2 (383/sq mi)|
|Postal code||044 02|
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. The town Turňa nad Bodvou became a village after the First World War and the Treaty of Trianon.
Economy and facilities
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.
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.
The village has a football pitch.
The village has a railway station at Turňa nad Bodvou
- Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopädie für die gebildeten Stände: Conversations-Lexikon, Band 15,Teil 1, S.138, F.A. Brockhaus Verlag, Leipzig 1855.
- "Historia". Turna nad Bodvou oficialna stranka. WEBEXMEDIA.
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