Diakovce

Diakovce (Hungarian: Deáki) is an old village and municipality in Šaľa District, in the Nitra Region of southwest Slovakia.

Diakovce

Deáki
village
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Diakovce is located in Slovakia
Diakovce
Diakovce
Location in Slovakia
Coordinates: 48°08′06″N 17°50′26″E / 48.13500°N 17.84056°E / 48.13500; 17.84056Coordinates: 48°08′06″N 17°50′26″E / 48.13500°N 17.84056°E / 48.13500; 17.84056
CountrySlovakia
RegionNitra
DistrictŠaľa
First mentioned1002
Government
 • MayorKristína Jakócsová
Area
 • Total26.28 km2 (10.15 sq mi)
Elevation
115 m (377 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2006)
 • Total2,204
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
925 81
Area code(s)+421-31
Car plateSA
Websitehttp://www.diakovce.sk/

GeographyEdit

The village lies at an altitude of 118 metres and covers an area of 26.28 km².

HistoryEdit

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1002 meaning that it is one of the oldest recorded villages in Slovakia. In 1001, Stephen I of Hungary deployed Benedictines here. From that time, the area was the property of the abbey of Pannonhalma. In 1228 a twin-towered Romanesque cathedral, the oldest monument in Slovakia, ever built.

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 Diakovce 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.

PopulationEdit

It has a population of about 2235 people. The village is about 72% Magyar and 28% Slovak.

FacilitiesEdit

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

Genealogical resourcesEdit

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1700-1894 (parish A)
  • Reformated church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1792-1896 (parish A)

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