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Subject: Villages and municipalities in Galanta District, Pata, Galanta District, Jánovce, Galanta District, Abrahám, Gáň
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Country Slovakia
Region Trnava
District Galanta
Elevation 121 m (397 ft)
Area 32.66 km2 (13 sq mi)
Population 3,917 (2011)
Density 120 / km2 (311 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1237
Mayor Imre Farkas
Postal code 925 23
Area code 0 31
Car plate GA
Location of Jelka in Slovakia
Location of Jelka in the Trnava Region
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Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

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


  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Genealogical resources 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5


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.


In the 9th century, the territory of Jelka became part of the 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 case-fire agreements with western powers. Later, newly created independent Hungary acknowledged full Czechoslovak soverenity in their borders internationally by the Treaty of Trianon, apart of Hungary and Czechoslovakia signed also by France, Britain and USA. Hugarians 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"

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1732-1906 (parish A)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1701-1896 (parish A)
  • Reformated church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1784-1910 (parish A)

See also

External links

  • Statistics SK Mosmis
  • of living people in JelkaSurnames

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