Vrbová nad Váhom

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Location of Komárno District in the Nitra Region

Vrbová nad Váhom (Hungarian: Vágfüzes, Hungarian pronunciation:[ˈvaːɡfyzɛʃ]) is a village and municipality in the Komárno District in the Nitra Region of south-west Slovakia.

Geography[edit]

The St. Gerard church

The village lies at an altitude of 111 m (364 ft) and covers an area of 21.696 km2 (8.377 sq mi). It has a population of about 565 people.

History[edit]

In the 9th century, the territory of Vrbová nad Váhom became part of the Kingdom of Hungary. 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 territory of Vrbová nad Váhom 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. The village was formed in 1968 from parts of Kameničná and Martovce.

Ethnicity[edit]

The village is about 90% Hungarian, 10% Slovak.

Facilities[edit]

The village has a public library, and a football pitch.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°51′05″N 18°03′06″E / 47.85139°N 18.05167°E / 47.85139; 18.05167