Vlčany

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Vlčany

Vágfarkasd
village
Roman Catholic church
Roman Catholic church
Vlčany is located in Slovakia
Vlčany
Vlčany
Location in Slovakia
Coordinates: 48°01′56″N 17°56′49″E / 48.03222°N 17.94694°E / 48.03222; 17.94694Coordinates: 48°01′56″N 17°56′49″E / 48.03222°N 17.94694°E / 48.03222; 17.94694
CountrySlovakia
RegionNitra
DistrictŠaľa
First mentioned1113
Government
 • MayorGyula Iván
Area
 • Total39.76 km2 (15.35 sq mi)
Elevation
112 m (367 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total3,330
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
925 84
Area code(s)+421-31
Car plateSA
Websitehttp://www.obecvlcany.sk/

Vlčany (Hungarian: Vágfarkasd) is a village and municipality in Šaľa District, in the Nitra Region of south-west Slovakia.

Geography[edit]

The village lies at an altitude of 112 metres and covers an area of 39.764 km².

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1113. After the Austro-Hungarian army disintegrated in November 1918, Czechoslovak troops occupied the area, later acknowledged internationally by the Treaty of Trianon. Between 1938 and 1945 Vlčany once more became part of Miklós Horthy's Hungary through the First Vienna Award. From 1945 until the Velvet Divorce, it was part of Czechoslovakia. Since then it has been part of Slovakia.

Population[edit]

It has a population of about 3460 people. The village is about 72% Magyar, 26% Slovak and 2% Romany.

Government[edit]

The village has its own birth registry office and police force covering the municipality.

Facilities[edit]

The village has a public library, a gymnasium and a football pitch. It also has a DVD rental store, a cinema, and a pharmacy.

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