Martovce

Martovce (Hungarian: Martos, Hungarian pronunciation:[ˈmɒrtoʃ]) is a village and municipality in the Komárno District in the Nitra Region of south-west Slovakia.

Martovce

Martos
Village
Reformed church in the village
Reformed church in the village
Flag of Martovce
Flag
Coat of arms of Martovce
Coat of arms
Martovce is located in Slovakia
Martovce
Martovce
Location of Martovce in Slovakia
Coordinates: 47°51′N 18°08′E / 47.850°N 18.133°E / 47.850; 18.133Coordinates: 47°51′N 18°08′E / 47.850°N 18.133°E / 47.850; 18.133
CountrySlovakia
RegionNitra
DistrictKomárno
First mentioned1438
Government
 • MayorIstván Keszeg (SMK-MKP)
Area
 • Total19.96 km2 (7.71 sq mi)
Elevation
112 m (367 ft)
Population
 (2004-12-31)
 • Total758
 • Density38/km2 (98/sq mi)
Postal code
946 61
Area code(s)+421-35
Car plateKN
Websitehttp://www.martovce.sk/

GeographyEdit

The village lies at an altitude of 112 metres and covers an area of 19.964 km². It has a population of about 760 people.

HistoryEdit

In the 9th century, the territory of Martovce became part of the Kingdom of Hungary. In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1438. 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 Martovce 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.

Ethnic communitiesEdit

The village is about 91% Hungarian, 9% Slovak.

FacilitiesEdit

The village has a public library, and a football pitch.