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Devínska Nová Ves (Slovakia)

Bratislava IV okres, Bratislava region

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Devínska Nová Ves flag

[flag of Devínska Nová Ves] by Gunnar Staack, repalletted by Bruce Berry, 27 May 2000

Devínska Nová Ves is inhabited by Croatians, who are related to the Croatians of Burgenland in Austria. Croatians in Burgenland (Gradisce) also refer to them as Gradiscanski Hrvati - Burgenland Croats). Croats from Devínska Nová Ves (or in Croatian: Devinsko Novo Selo, New Village; German: Thebenneudorf) are local natives, who have lived there since about the 16th century. Devínska Nová Ves became part of Bratislava in 1971. Other Croatian villages: Jarovce, Čunovo (same in Croatian, German: Sarndorf; and Rusovce. In 1999 there lived c. 3.000 Croatians in these villages.
I wonder if it is a coincidence that the flag has a chequered pattern (similar to Croatia) or not?
Marko Puljic, 6 Jan 2001

Croatian population inhabited southern Slovakia as well as SE Moravia (Czechia); however, most of them were transferred together with Sudeten/Carpathian Germans during the post-WWII ethnic cleaning. I cannot confirm that Devínska Nová Ves was originally Croatian community but it seems quite reliable, naturally, I doubt its present Croatian population.
Jan Zrzavy, 6 Jan 2001

Devínska Nová Ves (Hungarian: Dévényújfalu, German: Thebenneudorf, Croatian: Devinsko Novo Selo) was a village in Pozsony (Slovakian: Presporok, German: Pressburg, Croatian: Poľoň) district of Pozsony county of Hungary till 1918/1920 (Czechoslovakian occupation). Ethnic composition in 1910 (census data): 2.817 inhabitants. 1.164 (41,3%) Croats, 917 (32,6%) Slovaks, 365 (13,0%) Hungarians, 201 (7,1%) Germans.1920-1939 Czechoslovakian, 1939-1944 Slovakian and 1945-1992 Czechoslovakian. In 1971 the settlement was absorbed by Bratislava
István Molnár, 13 Jan 2001

Devínska Nová Ves Coat of Arms

[Devínska Nová Ves Coat of Arms] image from this website, found by Jarig Bakker, 16 Jan 2001