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Čunovo (Croatian: Čunovo, Hungarian: Dunacsún, Duna-Csún, German: Sandorf) is a small part of Bratislava, Slovakia, in the southern area near the Hungarian border. It is located close to the Gabčíkovo - Nagymaros Dams.

Čunovo
Borough
Local baroque church, built in the 18th century
Local baroque church, built in the 18th century
Coat of arms of Čunovo
Coat of arms
Čunovo is located in Slovakia
Čunovo
Čunovo
Location of Čunovo in Slovakia
Coordinates: 48°01′47″N 17°11′56″E / 48.02972°N 17.19889°E / 48.02972; 17.19889Coordinates: 48°01′47″N 17°11′56″E / 48.02972°N 17.19889°E / 48.02972; 17.19889
CountrySlovakia
RegionBratislava
DistrictBratislava V
Area
 • Total18.623 km2 (7.190 sq mi)
Population
 • Total919
 • Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Postal code
851 10
Area code(s)+421-02
Car plateBA
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HistoryEdit

Čunovo was first mentioned as a village in 1232 under the name Chun. In the 16th century, Croats fleeing from the Ottomans in the south settled in the village. Until 1947, Čunovo, along with Jarovce and Rusovce, was part of Hungary and was annexed that year with the two others to Czechoslovakia, to enable construction of the Port of Bratislava. It became an official part of Bratislava on January 1, 1972. Some of the inhabitants still use the Croatian language and preserve folk traditions.

TourismEdit

In 2000, a new art museum called Danubiana was opened. Dunajské luhy Protected Landscape Area comprises some parts of the borough. It is home to Čunovo Water Sports Centre an artificial whitewater facility built in 1996 which attracts paddlers from around the world.

TransportEdit

Čunovo is close to the international motorway E65/E75 and railway crossing to Hungary. The first town inside Hungary is Rajka.

Since 21 December 2007, all border controls have been lifted as Hungary and Slovakia became part of the Schengen Area.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 census, the municipality had 1,010 inhabitants. 778 of inhabitants were Slovaks, 124 Croats, 66 Hungarians and 42 others and unspecified.[2]

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