Vlčany

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Vlčany
Vágfarkasd
village
Vlcany rim kat kostol.jpg
Country Slovakia
Region Nitra
District Šaľa
Tourism region Dolné Považie
River Váh
Elevation 112 m (367 ft)
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
Area 39.76 km2 (15 sq mi)
Population 3,330 (2011)
Density 84/km2 (218/sq mi)
First mentioned 1113
Mayor Gyula Iván
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 925 84
Phone prefix +421-31
Car plate SA
Location in Slovakia
Location in Slovakia
Location in the Nitra Region
Location in the Nitra Region
Wikimedia Commons: Vlčany
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: http://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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