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Location of Snina District in the Prešov Region.

Kolbasov (Hungarian: Végaszó) is a village and municipality in Snina District in the Prešov Region of north-eastern Slovakia.

EtymologyEdit

Klobásov—"a place where sausages (klobása, in dialects also kolbása, klbása) are made". The village was famous for its slaughterhouse. Alternativelly, something curved (a street, a creek or a village, the village was founded by the bend of the creek).[1] Kolbasa, Kolbazo 1548 (the first written mention), Kolbaso 1773, Kolbásow 1808;[1] in Hungarian also Kolbaszó until 1899, after renamed to Végaszó.

HistoryEdit

Several Jews were murdered here on 8 December 1945, the last night of Chanuka.[2]

GeographyEdit

The municipality lies at an altitude of 312 metres and covers an area of 15.965 km². It has a population of about 110 people.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Krajčovič, Rudolf (2010). "Z lexiky stredovekej slovenčiny s výkladmi názvov obcí a miest (22)". Kultúra slova. Martin: Vydavateľstvo Matice slovenskej (4): 228.
  2. ^ http://www.iabsi.com/gen/public/settlements/Sl_Kolbasov.htm

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