At a distance of approximately 20 kilometers Northwest of Vinogradov,on the Bank of the borjava river, the village of Shalanki is located Vinogradovsky district Transcarpathian region. The population of the village is more than 3 thousand people. Most of the villagers are ethnic Hungarians (89.6% in the 2001 census). Although the first written mention of it dates back to 1262, it was settled here in the IV Millennium BC.-archaeologists discovered the remains of a Neolithic settlement on this site – in the XVII—XVIII centuries. Shalanki had the status of a town and used its own coat of arms: on a red background – a silver wolf’s jaw with three teeth. This image was taken from the coat of arms of the family of Transylvanian princes Bathory, which were connected with the history of the Huts.
The village has preserved a stone reformed Church fortified with buttresses (XIV century). First it was Catholic temple. According to the first mention of shalanok In the papal register of taxes for 1332, the village Church was dedicated to All saints. In the 1540s, the community Church moved to protest religious community. During the religious wars, the temple survived fires in the XVI and XVIII centuries. Belfry before the XVIII century was wooden. After the reconstruction of 1821 the Church lost some features gothic architectures. In 1873, an extension appeared on the side of the main facade. The women’s room was completed in 1936. Inside the Church there is a stone with the coat of arms of the Bathory family, as well as a tombstone GA Shpara kun Rozhali dated 1608.
Shalanki forever entered the heroic history of Hungary. It was here in February 1711 Ferenc II Rakoczyheld the last Sejm of the rebels against Habsburg’s smokers’. A monument to the Prince was erected in the village in honor of this event.
In the village of Shalanki tourists are attracted guilty the basement of the Ferenc rákóczi II (Basement Kubodera) with a length of over 40 mete
Every summer, an international youth tent camp is set up in Shalanki, where young people from Transcarpathia and Hungary rest, learning the traditions of the Huns.
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