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Šemša
Hungarian: Semse
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Church of the Holy Apostol Andrew in Šemša

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Košice-okolie District in the Kosice Region



Šemša is located in Slovakia
Šemša
Košice-okolie District in the Kosice Region



Šemša is located in Košice Region
Šemša
Košice-okolie District in the Kosice Region
Coordinates: 48°40′29″N 21°06′50″E / 48.67472, 21.11389
Country  Slovakia
Region Košice
Districts of Slovakia Košice-okolie
First mentioned 1280
Government
 • Mayor Jozef Lukáč (SIEŤ)
Area
 • Total 17.17 km2 (6.63 sq mi)
Elevation 297 m (974 ft)
Population (31 Dec 2015)
 • Total 801
 • Density 46.65/km2 (120.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 044 21
Area code +421-55
Vehicle registration KS
Website http://www.semsa.sk/

Šemša (Hungarian: Semse) is a village and commune in Košice-okolie District in the Košice Region of eastern Slovakia.

History[edit | edit source]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1280 when it belonged to Ruszkay lords of Abov County. In 1322 it was bought by the castle lord Thomas from Spiš County, who originated the noble family Semsey (“of Šemša”). in 1324 a sector of the village (known as Ižipova Šemša) newly belonged to Ruszkay family. From 1938 to 1945 it was annexed by Hungary.

Geography[edit | edit source]

The commune lies at an altitude of 330 metres and covers an area of 17.168 km². It has a population of 730 people

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