For other uses, see Komarno (disambiguation).

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Location of Komárom in Hungary

Coordinates: 47°44′09″N 18°09′11″E / 47.73576°N 18.15296°E / 47.73576; 18.15296
Country Hungary
Region Central Transdanubia
County Komárom-Esztergom
Subregion Komáromi
Rank City
KSH code 05449[1]
  Total 70.19 km2 (27.10 sq mi)
Population (2009)[3]
  Total 19,747
  Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2900
Area code +36 34

Komárom (Slovak: Komárno, German: Komorn) is a city split between Hungary on the south bank of the Danube in Komárom-Esztergom county and Slovakia on the other.[4]

The town was heavily damaged in the 1763 Komárom earthquake.

The city of Komárom was formerly a separate suburban village called Újszőny. In 1892 Komárom and Újszőny were connected with an iron bridge and in 1896 the two towns were united under the name Komárom.

The center was split by the newly created border of Czechoslovakia in 1920 following the Treaty of Trianon in which Hungary lost 23 of its territory creating a sizable Hungarian minority in Slovakia. The Czechoslovak (Slovak) part is now Komárno, Slovakia.

Komárom and Komárno are connected by two bridges: The iron bridge and a newer lifting bridge. A third bridge is planned, with the vast majority of funding coming from the EU's Connecting Europe Facility.[5]

The two towns used to be a border crossing between Czechoslovakia (later Slovakia) and Hungary, until both countries became part of the Schengen Area, resulting in all immigration and customs checks being lifted on December 12, 2007.

Notable people

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Komárom is twinned with:

See also

Notes and references

  1. Komárom at the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (Hungarian).
  2. Komárom at the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (Hungarian).
  3. Komárom at the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (Hungarian). 2009
  4. The fortress played an important role in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 and many contemporary English sources refer to it as the Fortress of Comorn (e.g. Ripley, George; Anderson, Charles (1860). Google Books: The New American Cyclopaedia Check |url= value (help). D. Appleton. p. 362.)
  5. http://www.worldhighways.com/sections/general/news/new-danube-river-bridge-to-get-100-million-finance-from-eu/
  6. http://artportal.hu/lexikon/muveszek/komaromi-katz-endre-5176

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