G e o g r a p h y
Giraltovce is a shtetl in north-eastern part of Slovakia. Has today 4271 inhabitans.
It is situated on the stream Radomka and near the river Topla 24 km north-east of Presov.
It is 210 m above the sea level. The coordinates are: 4907N 2131E. Postal code: 08701.
P o l i t i c a l h i s t o r y
The first written testimony about Giraltovce originated in 1416.
The nobles from Drienov initiated the settlement of a group of villages : Valkovce, Matovce, Fijas, Francovce and Giraltovce in the 14th century.
"Obecny dom" - includes notary, tax and post offices. In the 1930's Bela Lustbader the notary and Freimann, head of the tax office occupied the official flats.
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Until 1918 this region was a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. From then until the Munich agreement in September 1938 it became a part of the Czechoslovakian Republic. On March 14, 1939 the Slovakian State was proclaimed . In 1945 the Czecho-Slovakian Republic was back till 1993, when this state came apart and was divided into two states : The Czech and the Slovak Republics.
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Last updated May 12th, 2009