Komjatice

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Komjatice
Komját
Village
Komjatice kostol sv Alzbeta 1.jpg
Komjatice Komját is located in Slovakia
Komjatice Komját
Komjatice
Komját
Location of Komjatice in Slovakia
Coordinates: 48°09′N 18°11′E / 48.150°N 18.183°E / 48.150; 18.183Coordinates: 48°09′N 18°11′E / 48.150°N 18.183°E / 48.150; 18.183
CountrySlovakia
RegionNitra
DistrictNové Zámky
Area
 • Total30.7 km2 (11.9 sq mi)
Elevation
128 m (420 ft)
Population
 (2005-12-31)
 • Total4,263
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Postal code
941 06
Area code(s)+421-35
Car plateNZ
Websitewww.komjatice.sk

Komjatice (Hungarian: Komját) is a municipality and village in the Nové Zámky District of the south-west of Slovakia, in the Nitra Region.

Etymology[edit]

The name comes from komňata - a well equipped room, usually for guests (in the modern Slovak komnata: a well equipped room in a manor house or castle). The village was on an important trade route and was named after the services provided in it (accommodation for guests).[1]

Population[edit]

It has a population of about 4207 people of which 4125 are Slovaks and 28 are Hungarians.

The settlement had Hungarian majority as early as the 17th century according to the Turkish tax census.[2]

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of St. Elizabeth located in center of village
  • Church of St. Peter and Paul located at western end of village
  • Lake Štrkáreň located east of village along road to Černík.
  • Park located in center of village contains some interesting nonnative trees.
  • The Priest's Hole (Kňazova jama)

Genealogical resources[edit]

The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Nitra, Slovakia"

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1709-1918 (parish A)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1887-1954 (parish B)
  • Reformated church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1784-1895 (parish B)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Krajčovič, Rudolf (2010). "Z lexiky stredovekej slovenčiny s výkladmi názvov obcí a miest" (PDF). Kultúra slova. Martin: Vydavateľstvo Matice slovenskej (5): 275.
  2. ^ Károly Kocsis, Eszter Kocsisné Hodosi, Ethnic Geography of the Hungarian Minorities in the Carpathian Basin, Simon Publications LLC, 1998, p. 46 [1]