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Devín (Slovakia)

Bratislava IV okres, Bratislava region

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[flag of Devín] by Gunnar Staack, 30 May 2000

Devín (Hungarian: Dévény, German: Theben) has 769 inhabitants (1990 census). The settlement  was a German (63%) - Slovakian (25%) - Hungarian (10%) village in Pozsony (Slovakian: Presporok) district of Pozsony county of Hungary till 1920 (Czechoslovakian occupation). 1920-1938 Czechoslovakian, 1939-1945 German (!!), and 1945-1992  Czechoslovakian. Devín, Petržalka, Prievoz, Vajnory, Rača, Lamač, Dúbravka were absorbed by Bratislava in 1946. Jarovce, Cunovo, Rusovce, Podunajské Biskupice, Vrakuna, Devínska Nová Ves, Zahorská Bystrica were absorbed by Bratislava in 1971. On the territory of the Castle Ruins was a Roman fort later Moravian Castle. First mentioned in 864 as a Moravian Border Castle. The castle was destroyed in 1809 by Napoleon.
István Molnár, 13 Jan 2001

Devín Coat of Arms

[Bratislava-Devín Coat of Arms] image from this website, located by Jarig Bakker, 29 Sep 2001