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Nový Život

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Nový Život (Illésháza, ˈilleːʃhaːzɒ) is a village and municipality in the Dunajská Streda District in the Trnava Region of south-west Slovakia. Component villages Geography The municipality lies at an altitude of 121 metres and covers an area of 22.484 km². History In the 9th century, the territory of Nový Život became part of the Kingdom of Hungary. The area where the village is located was first mentioned in 1238 under the Hungarian name Altolutoljafeuld (literally: last land on its other side), whilst the most ancient form of its name was recorded as Elyasvata in 1353. Outer rural areas preserve the names of erstwhile villages which disappeared over the centuries. Szerhásháza, mentioned in 1464 as Esterháza was the age-old estate of the Esterházy, while Salamon was that of the Illésházy Hungarian noble families. The name Szentpéterföldje (St. Peter’s Land) shows that the one time village had a church consecrated in honour of St. Peter. Until th
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