Nové Zámky

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Nové Zámky
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Nové Zámky (Slovakia)
Nové Zámky
Nové Zámky
Basic data
State : Slovakia
Kraj : Nitriansky kraj
Okres : Nové Zámky
Region : Nitra
Area : 72.565 km²
Residents : 37,512 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 517 inhabitants per km²
Height : 118  m nm
Postal code : 940 01
Telephone code : 0 35
Geographic location : 47 ° 59 '  N , 18 ° 10'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 58 '59 "  N , 18 ° 10' 22"  E
License plate : NZ
Kód obce : 503011
Community type : city
Urban area structure: 2 cadastral communities
Administration (as of November 2018)
Mayor : Otokar Klein
Address: Mestský úrad Nové Zámky
Hlavné námestie 10
94035 Nové Zámky
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Nové Zámky (German Neuhäus [e] l , Hungarian Érsekújvár , Ottoman Uyvar ) is a town in southern Slovakia and gives a district its name.

Downtown view



The place is an important center in the Danube Plain and used to be an important fortress. The city is located 100 km east of Bratislava about 25 km north of the Hungarian border at an altitude of 119 m on the Nitra River .


The place consists of the actual city Nové Zámky and the incorporated town Nový Gúg .


The city is located in the temperate climate zone and there is a continental climate . The average annual temperature is around 10 ° C, with the warmest month July at 20 ° C and the coldest in January at −2 ° C. The average rainfall is 556 mm.


The place arose after 1545 next to a castle that was built to protect against the Ottomans . It was mentioned for the first time in 1571 as Uyuar , and from 1573–1581 the castle was converted into a six-pointed fortress with six bastions. After ten unsuccessful sieges, it fell into the hands of the Turks in the Turkish War of 1663/1664 . Until it was recaptured by Austrian troops in 1685, the city was the center of an Ottoman Eyâlet . After the Turkish threat was finally averted in 1699 and 1718, but the facilities had played a role in anti-Habsburg uprisings , Charles VI let them . Grind 1724/25.

Until 1918 the city belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary and then came to the newly formed Czechoslovakia . She came back to Hungary for a short time from 1938 to 1945 through the First Vienna Arbitration . During the Second World War , the city was the target of Allied bombing attacks and was badly damaged.

In recent years, German companies from the mechanical engineering and automotive supplier industries have settled here. Osram is represented here, among others .


Neuhäusel Fortress around 1680
  • Remains of the fortifications (Castrum Novum) hexagonal, star-shaped floor plan (Žerotín, Michaels, Imperial, Bohemian, Ernst and Forgách bastions)
  • Church of the Franciscan monastery, baroque style from the middle of the 17th century
  • other Protestant, Reformed and Catholic churches and a synagogue from the 17th to 20th centuries
  • Ernest Zmeták art gallery with European art from the 16th to the 20th century.


The city is an important traffic junction in southern Slovakia.


Twin cities


  • Georg Kreckvitz, Totius Regni Hungariae ... descriptio , p. 1216ff Digital copy of the siege of Neuheusel 1685

Individual evidence

  1. Archived copy ( Memento from September 8, 2012 in the web archive ) (slovak.)

Web links

Commons : Nové Zámky  - collection of images, videos and audio files