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Hurbanovo (until 1948 Stará Ďala, Hungarian: Ógyalla, German: Altdala) is a town and large municipality in the Komárno District in the Nitra Region of south-west Slovakia. In 1948, its Slovak name was changed to Hurbanovo, named after Slovak writer Jozef Miloslav Hurban.

Hurbanovo

Ógyalla
Town
Saint Ladislaus Church
Saint Ladislaus Church
Flag of Hurbanovo
Flag
Coat of arms of Hurbanovo
Coat of arms
Hurbanovo is located in Slovakia
Hurbanovo
Hurbanovo
Location of Hurbanovo in Slovakia
Coordinates: 47°52′32″N 18°11′36″E / 47.87556°N 18.19333°E / 47.87556; 18.19333Coordinates: 47°52′32″N 18°11′36″E / 47.87556°N 18.19333°E / 47.87556; 18.19333
CountrySlovakia
RegionNitra
DistrictKomárno
First mentioned1329
Area
 • Total59.943 km2 (23.144 sq mi)
Elevation
115 m (377 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31[1])
 • Total7,472
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Postal code
947 XX
Area code(s)+421-35
Car plateKN
Websitewww.hurbanovo.sk

HistoryEdit

In historical records the town was first mentioned in 1329.

GeographyEdit

The town lies at an elevation of 115 metres and covers an area of 59.943 km². Hurbanovo is situated on the climatically warmest location of the Podunajská nížina lowland, and it is located on the left bank of the Žitava river in the area with an altitude around 115 metres above the sea level.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 census, the municipality had 7,751 inhabitants. 3,753 of inhabitants were Slovaks, 3,196 Hungarians, 189 Roma, 42 Czechs, 571 others and unspecified.[2]

GovernmentEdit

The town has a birth registry, a police force and a tax office.

FacilitiesEdit

The town has a public library, a DVD rental store and a cinema. It also has a football pitch. The town has a commercial bank and insurance company and number of general and food stores. It has a doctor's surgery and an outpatient facility for children and adolescents and a gynaecologist. A brewery, called Zlatý Bažant, also operates in the town.

TransportEdit

The town has a garage and petrol station and a railway station.

Famous peopleEdit

ClimateEdit

Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb". (Marine West Coast Climate).[3]

Climate data for Hurbanovo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 13.4
(56.1)
19.6
(67.3)
25.7
(78.3)
30.0
(86.0)
33.4
(92.1)
34.8
(94.6)
40.3
(104.5)
38.0
(100.4)
33.4
(92.1)
27.6
(81.7)
23.2
(73.8)
19.0
(66.2)
40.3
(104.5)
Average high °C (°F) 1.6
(34.9)
4.8
(40.6)
10.6
(51.1)
16.6
(61.9)
21.7
(71.1)
24.7
(76.5)
26.8
(80.2)
26.2
(79.2)
22.3
(72.1)
16.3
(61.3)
8.4
(47.1)
3.2
(37.8)
15.3
(59.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.5
(29.3)
1.0
(33.8)
5.4
(41.7)
10.7
(51.3)
15.6
(60.1)
18.7
(65.7)
20.2
(68.4)
19.5
(67.1)
15.5
(59.9)
10.2
(50.4)
4.7
(40.5)
0.4
(32.7)
10.0
(50.0)
Average low °C (°F) −4.7
(23.5)
−2.5
(27.5)
0.9
(33.6)
5.0
(41.0)
9.6
(49.3)
12.7
(54.9)
13.8
(56.8)
13.5
(56.3)
10.1
(50.2)
5.4
(41.7)
1.4
(34.5)
−2.5
(27.5)
5.2
(41.4)
Record low °C (°F) −23.0
(−9.4)
−22.4
(−8.3)
−21.4
(−6.5)
−5.3
(22.5)
−1.8
(28.8)
2.2
(36.0)
4.5
(40.1)
4.5
(40.1)
−1.7
(28.9)
−1.6
(29.1)
−14.1
(6.6)
−21.0
(−5.8)
−23.0
(−9.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 33.9
(1.33)
34.0
(1.34)
26.6
(1.05)
38.8
(1.53)
55.3
(2.18)
60.8
(2.39)
50.7
(2.00)
37.0
(1.46)
38.9
(1.53)
32.2
(1.27)
53.7
(2.11)
39.8
(1.57)
521.7
(20.54)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 6.9 6.4 5.9 6.4 8.3 8.3 7.1 6.8 5.6 5.0 7.8 7.5 82.0
Average relative humidity (%) 83 79 72 65 66 68 66 69 74 76 82 85 74
Mean monthly sunshine hours 61.9 85.0 134.3 178.8 229.0 237.4 259.4 236.8 184.3 143.7 69.1 51.6 1,871.3
Source: NOAA[4]

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Hurbanovo is twinned with:[5]

GalleryEdit


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2012-11-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Hurbanovo
  4. ^ "Hurbanovo Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "Partnerské mestá". hurbanovo.sk (in Slovak). Hurbanovo. Retrieved 2019-09-09.

Genealogical resourcesEdit

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1764-1918 (parish A)
  • Reformated church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1793-1942 (parish A)

External linksEdit