|Region :||Southern Transdanubia|
|Small area until December 31, 2012 :||tab|
|Area :||11.42 km²|
|Residents :||250 (Jan. 1, 2011)|
|Population density :||22 inhabitants per km²|
|Telephone code :||(+36) 84|
|Postal code :||8660|
|Structure and administration (as of 2012)|
|Community type :||local community|
|Mayor :||Péter Léner|
|Postal address :||Kossuth Lajos utca 49
|(Source: A Magyar Köztársaság helységnévkönyve 2011. január 1st at Központi statisztikai hivatal )|
Torvaj is a small sack settlement in the Transdanubian hill country south of Lake Balaton in Hungary . It is located a few kilometers north of Tab , to whose district notary's office the community belongs.
The history of Torvaj is documented from the Middle Ages, with the name variants Torwoy, Toruee and Torve; the first documentary mention comes from the year 1265.
In the two world wars, 42 and 26 inhabitants respectively lost their lives as soldiers.
Around the year 2000 Torvaj received a gas and a drinking water pipe. In addition, a garbage collection financed by appropriate fees was introduced.
Torvaj can only be reached by car via a single paved road from Tab via Ecseny.
Three roads run through the village, the Kossuth-Lajos- Utca, Petőfi-Sándor -Utca and Szőlőhegy-Utca, the first of which is the main road. At the beginning of the village is the Protestant church, at the end of the asphalt road is the Catholic church with the community cemetery. The Kossuth-Lajos-U. Torvaj too and leads straight to Tab, so that strictly speaking it is not a settlement of sacks, but this part of the road is an unpaved road and therefore impassable for normal cars.
Torvaj had over 1,000 inhabitants at the beginning of the 20th century, but this number had shrunk to 360 by 2000. The main reason for this is the recent departure of the younger generation.
- Catholic Church of St. Peter and Paul (remodeled in 1755)
- Evangelical Church (1835)
- World War Memorial (First and Second World War)
- Torvaj. Térképcentrum, accessed September 30, 2012 (Hungarian).
- www.nemzetijelkepek.hu - Description of the coat of arms (Hungarian)
- www.svabkitelepites.hu - Resettled Hungarian Germans