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Turňa nad Bodvou
Former name: Turnianske Podhradie
German: Tornau
Hungarian: Torna
—  Village and commune  —
Turňa Castle above the village

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Košice-okolie District in the Kosice Region



Turňa nad Bodvou is located in Slovakia
Turňa nad Bodvou
Location of Turňa nad Bodvou in Košice-okolie District



Turňa nad Bodvou is located in Košice Region
Turňa nad Bodvou
Location of Turňa nad Bodvou in Košice Region
Coordinates: 48°36′50″N 21°00′05″E / 48.61389, 21.00139
Country  Slovakia
Region Košice
Districts of Slovakia Košice-okolie
First mentioned 1198
Government
 • Mayor Atila Oravecz (Ind.Wp globe tiny.gif)
Area
 • Total 23.21 km2 (8.96 sq mi)
Elevation 190 m (620 ft)
Population (31-12-2014)
 • Total 3 526
 • Density 151.92/km2 (393.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 044 02
Area code +421-55
Vehicle registration KS
Website http://www.turnanadbodvou.ocu.sk/sk2/

Turňa nad Bodvou {former name: Turnianske Podhradie, German: Tornau, Hungarian: Torna) 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 1198. The capital of the historic county Torna County of the House of Keglević was Turňa Castle (Slovak: Turniansky hrad), later the town of Turňa nad Bodvou with a population of about 30'000 people in the year 1851.[1] The town Turňa nad Bodvou became a village after the First World War and the Treaty of Trianon.

Geography[edit | edit source]

The village lies at an altitude of 180 metres and covers an area of 23.12 km². It has a population of about 3230 people.

Ethnicity[edit | edit source]

The majority of the population is almost evenly split between Slovaks (43.92%) and Hungarians (43.57%), with Romani (8.06%) as the largest minority (2001).

Government[edit | edit source]

The village has its own tax office and police force but the district office is located at Moldava nad Bodvou. It also has its own birth registering office.

Economy and facilities[edit | edit source]

The village also has developed medical facilities including a Pharmacy and outpatient facilities for children and adolescents and a gynaecologist. The village also has a Slovakian bank and insurance branch.

Culture[edit | edit source]

The village has a public library and a DVD rental store. The village is connected to cable television.

Sport[edit | edit source]

The village has a football pitch.

Transport[edit | edit source]

The village has a railway station at Turňa nad Bodvou

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopädie für die gebildeten Stände: Conversations-Lexikon, Band 15,Teil 1, S.138, F.A. Brockhaus Verlag, Leipzig 1855.

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