Zlaté Moravce


Zlaté Moravce

Geobox | Settlement
name = Zlaté Moravce
category = Town


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country = Slovakia
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state =
region = Nitra
district = Zlaté Moravce
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municipality =
parent = Dolná Nitra
parent_type = Tourism region
river = Žitava
location =
elevation = 196
lat_d = 48
lat_m = 22
lat_s = 42
lat_NS = N
long_d = 18
long_m = 23
long_s = 48
long_EW = E
coordinates_type = region:SK_type:city
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area = 27.15
area_round = 2
population = 13345
population_date = 2006-12-31
population_density = auto
established = 1113
established_type = First mentioned
mayor = Serafína Ostrihoňová
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map_background = Slovakia - background map.png map_caption = Location of Zlaté Moravce in Slovakia
map_locator = Slovakia
map1 = Nitra Region - outline map.svg
map1_background = Nitra Region - background map.png map1_caption = Location of Zlaté Moravce in the Nitra Region
map1_locator = Nitra Region
map1_size = 180
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statistics = [http://www.statistics.sk/mosmis/eng/prvav2.jsp?txtUroven420407&lstObec500968&Okruhzaklad MOŠ/MIS]
website = [http://www.mestozm.sk/ www.mestozm.sk]
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Zlaté Moravce ( _de. Goldmorawitz, _hu. Aranyosmarót) is a town in south-western Slovakia.

Basic data

It is the capital and the biggest town of Zlaté Moravce District. It is approximately 120 km from the Slovak capital Bratislava and 32 km from Nitra.

History

The town is situated on the banks of the river Žitava, in the northern part of the Podunajská Heights. Nowadays, it also includes the area of formerly separate boroughs Chyzerovce and Prílepy. Thanks to its favourable location on the natural terrace of the river Žitava, the traces of the continuous settlement of this area go back to the Paleolithic Age. The rich archeological findings in the town area also prove intensive Great Moravian settlement in the 9th-10th century. A unique finding – a golden pectoral cross – is associated with this settlement.The origin of the oldest name of the borough "Morowa" in the Charter of Zobor of 1113 is related to that time as well. This charter is the oldest written proof of the existence of Moravce as Zobor Monastery’s property. The borough that was situated on the important route to Tekov was already in the 13th century dominated by a small Roman church surrounded by a cemetery, which was located on the site of today’s square.

The first written mentions of the town are from 12th century A.D. (1113 Morowa, 1284 Marouth). "Moravce" [pronounced app. Moravtseh] , a word in plural, was a frequent settlement name in Slovakia and means "settlement of (the tribe) Moravians". The attribute "zlaté", meaning "golden", was added only later in order to distinguish the settlement's name from all the other "Moravce"s. She was occupied by Ottomans between 1530-1634.

Rivers (Žitava, Zlatnanka) in the surrounding areas were known in the past for gold washing.

Demographics

According to the 2001 census, the town had 15,618 inhabitants. 97.09% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 0.60% Czechs and 0.29% Hungarians.cite web | title = Municipal Statistics | publisher = Statistical Office of the Slovak republic | url = http://www.statistics.sk/mosmis/eng/run.html | accessdate = 2008-01-13] The religious makeup was 82.52% Roman Catholics, 10.59% people with no religious affiliation and 1.48% Lutherans.

Industry

The town is known for the production of kitchen technologies and building materials - bricks.

Famous people

*Janko Kráľ, a poet of Slovak Romanticism

References

External links

* [http://www.zlatemoravce.eu/ Homepage - History of Zlaté Moravce (website is only in Slovak)]


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