Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
|• Mayor||Kristína Jakócsová|
|• Total||26.28 km2 (10.15 sq mi)|
|Elevation||115 m (377 ft)|
(31 December 2006)
|• Density||84/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
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.
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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