Veľké Lovce

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Veľké Lovce
Újlót
Town
Velke Lovce panorama.jpg
Coat of arms
Country Slovakia
Region Nitra
District Nové Zámky
Elevation 189 m (620 ft)
Coordinates 48°03′50″N 18°20′14″E / 48.06389°N 18.33722°E / 48.06389; 18.33722Coordinates: 48°03′50″N 18°20′14″E / 48.06389°N 18.33722°E / 48.06389; 18.33722
Area 25.85 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population 2,079 (2004-12-31)
Density 80/km2 (207/sq mi)
First mentioned 1236
Mayor Ing. Libor Kráľ
Timezone GMT
Postal code 941 42
Area code +421-35
Car plate NZ
Location of Veľké Lovce in Slovakia
Location of Veľké Lovce in Slovakia
Location of Veľké Lovce in the Nitra Region
Location of Veľké Lovce in the Nitra Region
Obec 01.jpg
Wikimedia Commons: http://www.velkelovce.sk/
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Veľké Lovce (Hungarian: Újlót) is a town and municipality in the Nové Zámky District in the Nitra Region of south-west Slovakia. Veľké Lovce is home to 2,079 people according to the 2004 census.

History[edit]

In historical records the first mention of the town is from 1236, Though the exact date the town was formed is unknown.

The territory of the town is enriched by an old monastery (Mariačalád) built in 1512 which served during most of the later medieval age and was in the patronage of monks of the Paulin order. The monastery consisted of two towers built over the church and the monks housing. Its library is also worth mentioning, for the fact that it held over 1100 books, but in 1784 they were transferred to Budin (present day Budapest). The monastery along with the order were canceled by Joseph II. The monastery was passed on to the town's owner.

Until 1899 the town had two separate parts Velký Lót and Malý Lót. But due to a catastrophic fire the whole town was destroyed, it then changed the name and was known under the new name Lót. From 1938–1945 the town was a part of Hungary due to border changes in World War II. After the war the name changed to the final Veľké Lovce.

Geography[edit]

The municipality of Veľké Lovce is situated in the Nové Zámky district, Nitriansky region at an altitude of 189 metres and it covers an area of 25.846 km².. It lies on the bed of the Pohronská Pahorkatina, in a valley surrounded by forest from the northern and eastern side of the town. The township belongs to the micro region named Termál, and it is situated only 5 km(3 mi)from the well known thermal water resort of Podhájska. There are many foreigners searching for this water resort every year.

The town lies in the temperate zone and has a continental climate. Annual average temperature reaches around 10 °C (50.0 °F), with the warmest month being July with an average of 20 °C and the coldest January with -2 °C. Average annual precipitation is 556 mm.

Ethnicity[edit]

The population of the town is: 86% Slovak, 10% Magyar, and 4% Romani Minority(Gypsy).

Facilities[edit]

The town has a public library and a football pitch serving the needs of the football club TJ Velke Lovce. In 1996 a museum was erected inside the Cultural house. There are two churches in the town, the Reformed Christian church built in 1882 and the Roman Catholic church built 1904–1906. There's also a memorial for the men who gave their lives in the first and second world wars, it is in the local cemetery. In 2006, a social house for the elderly was opened. Recently, plans for a multi-purpose building housing town hall offices and a local doctor, new post office, and pharmacy have been discussed.

Events[edit]

Every summer the town participates in organizing concerts and provides support in many forms. Upon the few of the bands and artists that have held a concert in Velke Lovce are Desmod, Gladiátor, Verona and the hip hop band L.U.Z.A.

External links[edit]

Climate data for Veľké Lovce
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2
(36)
5
(41)
11
(52)
16
(61)
22
(72)
24
(75)
27
(81)
27
(81)
22
(72)
15
(59)
8
(46)
4
(39)
15
(59)
Average low °C (°F) −3
(27)
−2
(28)
1
(34)
5
(41)
10
(50)
13
(55)
15
(59)
14
(57)
11
(52)
6
(43)
1
(34)
−1
(30)
6
(43)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 42
(1.65)
37
(1.46)
36
(1.42)
38
(1.5)
54
(2.13)
61
(2.4)
52
(2.05)
52
(2.05)
50
(1.97)
37
(1.46)
50
(1.97)
48
(1.89)
557
(21.93)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 70 108 152 221 274 283 271 263 182 134 70 54 2,082
Source: World Weather