Tornaľa

Tornaľa, formerly Šafárikovo, (Hungarian: Tornalja) is a town and municipality in Revúca District in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia, with a population of approximately 7,000.

Tornaľa

Tornalja
Town
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Tornaľa
Coat of arms
Tornaľa is located in Banská Bystrica Region
Tornaľa
Tornaľa
Location of Tornaľa in the Banská Bystrica Region
Tornaľa is located in Slovakia
Tornaľa
Tornaľa
Tornaľa (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°25′20″N 20°19′49″E / 48.42222°N 20.33028°E / 48.42222; 20.33028Coordinates: 48°25′20″N 20°19′49″E / 48.42222°N 20.33028°E / 48.42222; 20.33028
CountrySlovakia
RegionBanská Bystrica
DistrictRevúca
First mentioned1245
Government
 • MayorAnna Szögedi (SMK-MKP)
Area
 • Total57.768 km2 (22.304 sq mi)
Elevation
183 m (600 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31[1])
 • Total7,177
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
982 01
Area code(s)421-47
Car plateRA
Websitewww.mestotornala.sk

HistoryEdit

The first written record of the settlement dates from 1245. It was ruled by Ottoman Empire as part of Filek sanjak (Its centre was Rima Sonbot) during periods of 1554-1593 and 1596–1686. It was made part of Czechoslovakia, and remained as such except for a period of Hungarian rule between 1938 and 1945 due to the Vienna Awards.

GeographyEdit

Tornaľa lies at an altitude of 183 metres (600 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 57.768 square kilometres (22.3 sq mi).[2] It is located in the historical Gemer region and lies on the Slaná river.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2001 census, the town had 8,169 inhabitants. 62.14% of inhabitants were Hungarians, 29.77% Slovaks, 6.70% Roma and 0.50% Czech.[2] The religious make-up was 49.37% Roman Catholics, 17.03% people with no religious affiliation and 7.33% Lutherans.[2]

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Tornaľa is twinned with:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ a b c "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-02-01.
  3. ^ "Družobné mestá". mestotornala.sk (in Slovak). Tornaľa. Retrieved 2019-09-09.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Tornaľa at Wikimedia Commons