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Holice, Dunajská Streda District

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Country  Slovakia
District  Dunajská Streda
Time zone  EET (UTC+1)
Elevation  120 m
Population  1,824 (2001)
Region  Trnava
First written mention  1245
Postal Code  930 34
Area  23.2 km²
Local time  Monday 1:14 PM
Holice, Dunajská Streda District
Weather  12°C, Wind W at 13 km/h, 41% Humidity

Holice (Hungarian: Gelle, [ˈɡɛllɛ]) is a village and municipality in the Dunajská Streda District in the Trnava Region of south-west Slovakia.

Contents

Map of 930 34 Holice, Slovakia

Component villages

The municipality consists of 8 formerly independent villages.

Geography

The municipality lies at an altitude of 119 metres and covers an area of 23.209 km². It has a population of about 1,825 people.

History

In the 9th century, the territory of Holice became part of the Kingdom of Hungary. In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1245. 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 Holice once more became part of Miklós Horthy's Hungary through the First Vienna Award. Village Holice was created in 1940 by joining the settlements Beketfa, Kostolná Gala, Stará Gala, and Póšfa. From 1945 until the Velvet Divorce, it was part of Czechoslovakia. Since then it has been part of Slovakia.

Demography

At the 2001 Census the recorded population of the village was 1,824 while an end-2008 estimate by the Statistical Office had the villages's population as 1,889. As of 2001, 96 per cent of its population was Hungarians, while 3,73 per cent Slovakian.

References

Holice, Dunajská Streda District Wikipedia


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