Jelka

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Jelka
Jóka
Village
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Church of Saint John the Baptist
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Jelka
Location of Jelka in Slovakia
Coordinates: 48°08′35″N17°30′09″E / 48.14306°N 17.50250°E / 48.14306; 17.50250 Coordinates: 48°08′35″N17°30′09″E / 48.14306°N 17.50250°E / 48.14306; 17.50250
CountrySlovakia
Region Trnava
District Galanta
First mentioned1237
Government
  MayorGabriel Kiš
Area
  Total32.65 [1]  km2 (12.61 [1]  sq mi)
Elevation
121 [2]  m (397 [2]  ft)
Population
 (2021)
  Total4,026 [3]
Demonym(s) Jókai
Postal code
925 23 [2]
Area code(s) +421 31 [2]
Car plate GA
Website http://www.jelka.sk/

Jelka (Hungarian : Jóka) is a large village and municipality in Galanta District of the Trnava Region of south-west Slovakia.

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Geography

The municipality lies at an elevation of 123 metres and covers an area of 32.658 km². It has a population of about 3,908 people.

History

In the 9th century, the territory of Jelka became part of the Great Moravia, in 11th century part of Kingdom of Hungary. In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1237. After the Austro-Hungarian army disintegrated in November 1918, Czechoslovak troops entered the area following cease-fire agreements with western powers. Later, newly created independent Hungary acknowledged full Czechoslovak sovereignty in their borders internationally by the Treaty of Trianon, apart of Hungary and Czechoslovakia signed also by France, Britain and USA. Hungarians respected their word until 1938, when, as agreed with Hitler, Jelka once more became part of Miklós Horthy's Hungary through the First Vienna Award. Hungary managed to keep this award until 1945 when Czechoslovak administration restored. From 1945 until the Velvet Divorce, it was part of Czechoslovakia. Since then it has been part of Slovakia.

It was also the birthplace of Rebbe Chaim Koenig.

Genealogical resources

The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Bratislava, Slovakia"

See also

Rerefences

  1. 1 2 "Hustota obyvateľstva - obce [om7014rr_ukaz: Rozloha (Štvorcový meter)]". www.statistics.sk (in Slovak). Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. 2022-03-31. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Základná charakteristika". www.statistics.sk (in Slovak). Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. 2015-04-17. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  3. "Počet obyvateľov podľa pohlavia - obce (ročne)". www.statistics.sk (in Slovak). Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. 2022-03-31. Retrieved 2022-03-31.

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