Mad, Slovakia

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Mad (Hungarian: Nagymad, Hungarian pronunciation:[ˈnɒɟmɒd]) is a village and municipality in the Dunajská Streda District in the Trnava Region of south-west Slovakia.

Mad

Nagymad
village
Nagymad templom 1.JPG
Mad, Slovakia is located in Slovakia
Mad, Slovakia
Location of the village
Coordinates: 47°57′15″N 17°39′30″E / 47.95417°N 17.65833°E / 47.95417; 17.65833Coordinates: 47°57′15″N 17°39′30″E / 47.95417°N 17.65833°E / 47.95417; 17.65833
Country Slovakia
RegionTrnava
DistrictDunajská Streda
First written mention1254
Government
 • MayorGábor László (Party of the Hungarian Coalition)
Area
 • Total7.714 km2 (2.978 sq mi)
Elevation
114 m (374 ft)
Population
 (2001)[3]
 • Total469
 • Estimate 
(2008)
509
 • Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Ethnicity
 • Hungarians95,74%
 • Slovaks4,05%
Time zoneUTC+1 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (EEST)
Postal Code
930 14
Area code(s)+421 31
Websitewww.obecmad.sk/index.html

GeographyEdit

The municipality lies at an altitude of 114 metres and covers an area of 7.714 km².

HistoryEdit

In the 9th century, the territory of Mad became part of the Kingdom of Hungary. The village was first recorded in 1254 as Mod, in 1260 as Nagmod. Until the end of World War I, it was part of Hungary and fell within the Dunaszerdahely district of Pozsony County. Mad was the hometown of Rabbi Abraham Judah ha-Kohen Schwartz.[4] After the Austro-Hungarian army disintegrated in November 1918, Czechoslovakian troops occupied the area. After the Treaty of Trianon of 1920, the village became officially part of Czechoslovakia. In November 1938, the First Vienna Award granted the area to Hungary and it was held by Hungary until 1945. After Soviet occupation in 1945, Czechoslovakian administration returned and the village became officially part of Czechoslovakia in 1947.

DemographyEdit

In 1910, the village had 438, for the most part, Hungarian inhabitants. At the 2001 Census the recorded population of the village was 469 while an end-2008 estimate by the Statistical Office had the village's population as 509. As of 2001, 95.74 per cent of its population was Hungarian while 4.05 per cent was Slovak. Roman Catholicism is the majority religion of the village, its adherents numbering 69.51% of the total population.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Local election results by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic, December 2006 Archived 2012-03-08 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Local election 2010 results by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic Archived 2011-08-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c "Urban and Municipal Statistics MOŠ". Archived from the original on 2011-02-26.
  4. ^ http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0018_0_17841.html

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