Nižný Čaj

Nižný Čaj is a village and municipality in Košice-okolie District in the Košice Region of eastern Slovakia.

EtymologyEdit

Nižný (Lower) Čaj and Vyšný (Upper) Čaj come from Slavic personal name Čavoj (ča-: to expect, voj: militia, warrior).[1]

HistoryEdit

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1335.

GeographyEdit

The municipality lies at an altitude 207 metres and covers an area of 2.946 km². It has a population of about 271 people.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Branislav, Varsik (1994). "Pôvod miestneho názvu Čaj, dnešný Vyšný a Nižný Čaj v okrese Košice". Kontinuita medzi veľkomoravskými Slovienmi a stredovekými severouhorskými Slovanmi (Slovákmi) (in Slovak). Veda. p. 260. ISBN 80-224-0175-7.

Coordinates: 48°40′N 21°24′E / 48.667°N 21.400°E / 48.667; 21.400