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Komárom (Slovak: Komárno, German: Komorn) is a city split between Hungary on the south bank of the Danube in Komárom-Esztergom county and Slovakia on the other.
The town was heavily damaged in the 1763 Komárom earthquake.
The city of Komárom was formerly a separate suburban village called Újszőny. In 1892 Komárom and Újszőny were connected with an iron bridge and in 1896 the two towns were united under the name Komárom.
The center was split by the newly created border of Czechoslovakia in 1920 following the Treaty of Trianon in which Hungary lost 2⁄3 of its territory creating a sizable Hungarian minority in Slovakia. The Czechoslovak (Slovak) part is now Komárno, Slovakia.
Komárom and Komárno are connected by two bridges: The iron bridge and a newer lifting bridge. A third bridge is planned, with the vast majority of funding coming from the EU's Connecting Europe Facility.
The two towns used to be a border crossing between Czechoslovakia (later Slovakia) and Hungary, until both countries became part of the Schengen Area, resulting in all immigration and customs checks being lifted on December 12, 2007.
Franz Heckenast (1889–1939), Austrian artillery officer and opponent of Nazism
Cardinal Leopold Karl von Kollonitsch (1631–1707), Catholic prelate
Franz Lehár (1870–1948), Austro-Hungarian composer
Theodor Körner, Austrian President
Mór Jókai (1825-1904), writer
Hans Selye (1907–1982), Hungarian-Austrian-Canadian endocrinologist
Péter Szijjártó (born 1978), Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Endre Komaromi-katz, painter
Komárom is twinned with: Sosnowiec, Poland