Chotín (Hungarian: Hetény, Hungarian pronunciation:[ˈhɛteːɲ]) is a village and municipality in the Komárno District in the Nitra Region of south-western Slovakia.

Chotín

Hetény
Village
Chotín town hall
Chotín town hall
Chotín is located in Slovakia
Chotín
Chotín
Location of Chotín in Slovakia
Coordinates: 47°48′N 18°14′E / 47.800°N 18.233°E / 47.800; 18.233Coordinates: 47°48′N 18°14′E / 47.800°N 18.233°E / 47.800; 18.233
CountrySlovakia
RegionNitra
DistrictKomárno
First mentioned1138
Area
 • Total20.425 km2 (7.886 sq mi)
Elevation
109 m (358 ft)
Population
 (2004-12-31)
 • Total1,417
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Postal code
946 31
Car plateKN

GeographyEdit

The village lies at an altitude of 109 metres and covers an area of 20.425 km². It has a population of about 1,410 people.

HistoryEdit

In the 9th century, the territory of Chotín became part of the Kingdom of Hungary. In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1138. 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 Chotín 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.

DemographicsEdit

The village is about 87% Hungarian, 12.5% Slovak.

FacilitiesEdit

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

Genealogical resourcesEdit

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1722-1901 (parish B)
  • Reformated church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1828-1952 (parish A)

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