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Vrakuňa
Borough
Church of the Virgin Mary in Vrakuňa
Coat of arms of Vrakuňa
Coat of arms
Area of Vrakuňa in Bratislava
Area of Vrakuňa in Bratislava
Vrakuňa is located in Slovakia
Vrakuňa
Vrakuňa
Location of Vrakuňa in Slovakia
Coordinates: 48°08′00″N 17°07′00″E / 48.13333°N 17.11667°E / 48.13333; 17.11667
Country Slovakia
Region Bratislava Region
DistrictBratislava II
First mentioned1290
Government
 • MayorMartin Kuruc
Area
 • Total10.3 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
Elevation
132 m (433 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2018)
 • Total20,173
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
821 07
Area code(s)+421-2
Car plateBA, BL, BT
Websitewww.vrakuna.sk

Vrakuňa (Hungarian: Vereknye, German: Fragendorf), is a borough of Bratislava, Slovakia. It is divided by into two parts by the Little Danube river.

Transport

  • Buses
    • Line <span style="color:#FFFFFF;font-weight:bold;font-size:inherit;white-space:nowrap">65</span>
    • Line 67
    • Line <span style="color:#FFFFFF;font-weight:bold;font-size:inherit;white-space:nowrap">75</span>
    • Line <span style="color:#FFFFFF;font-weight:bold;font-size:inherit;white-space:nowrap">78</span>
    • Line <span style="color:#FFFFFF;font-weight:bold;font-size:inherit;white-space:nowrap">79</span>
    • Line <span style="color:#FFFFFF;font-weight:bold;font-size:inherit;white-space:nowrap">87</span>
  • Trolleybuses
    • Line <span style="color:#FFFFFF;font-weight:bold;font-size:inherit;white-space:nowrap">201</span>
    • Line <span style="color:#FFFFFF;font-weight:bold;font-size:inherit;white-space:nowrap">202</span>
  • Night buses
    • Line <span style="color:#FFFFFF;font-weight:bold;font-size:inherit;white-space:nowrap">N70</span>
  • Night trolleybuses
    • Line <span style="color:#FFFFFF;font-weight:bold;font-size:inherit;white-space:nowrap">N72</span>

Names and etymology

The first written mention of Vrakuňa was in 1279 as a village named Werekne. Some other recorded medieval names are Verekene (1290), Frecendorf (1297), Verekuna (1323), Oluerekenye (1356), Berekenye in theutonico Fratedorf (1393) or Vraknye (1459).

The name is probably derived from a Proto-Slavic appelative *vrakunъ, potentially reflecting Pre-Christian (pagan) rituals. The stem vra- means "to speak without making any sense", vrakúň – a wizzard, preserved in Russian as вракун/vrakun – a liar, a gossip).[1][2] Lajos Kiss (1988) tried to drive the name from Proto-Slavic vir- (a whirl). Šimon Ondruš (1990) from Proto-Slavic vorkъ (in East Slavic languages: vorok - a fence, a barrier) like Vorkonъ, Vorkunovka and other similar names,[3] but documented only for the East Slavs.

History

Vrakuňa became an official borough of Bratislava on January 1, 1972.

References

  1. ^ Hladký, Juraj; Závodný, Andrej (2014). "Slovansko-slovenské kulturologické fenomény v starej slovenskej toponymii (na materiáli Žitného ostrova)" [The Slavic-Slovak Culturogical Phenomena in Older Slovak Toponyms]. Studia Slovakistica: Словацька філологія в Україні (PDF) (in Slovak). Uzhhorod: Видавництво О. Гаркуші.
  2. ^ Hladký, Juraj (2013). "Vlastné meno onymickom v regionálnom systéme" (PDF). Актуальні проблеми філології та перекладознавства (in Slovak). ISSN 2415-7929.
  3. ^ Ondruš, Šimon (1990). "Rača, Vrača > Brača, Vrakuňa a vrkoč" (PDF). Slovenská reč (in Slovak) (1): 28.


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