Rábahídvég

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Rábahídvég
Coat of arms of Rábahídvég
Coat of arms
Rábahídvég is located in Hungary
Rábahídvég
Rábahídvég
Location of Rábahídvég in Hungary
Coordinates: 47°04′06″N 16°44′38″E / 47.06833°N 16.74389°E / 47.06833; 16.74389
Country Hungary
Region Western Transdanubia
County Vas
Subregion Vasvári
Rank Village
Area[1]
 • Total 22.41 km2 (8.65 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2008)[2]
 • Total 981
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9777
Area code +36 94
KSH code 03197[3]

Rábahídvég is a village in Vas county, Hungary. In 2001 it had 1053 inhabitants, and in 2008 it had 981, it is settled on the left coast of the River Rába.

History[edit]

Reference to the village was first recorded in 1265, with the name of Hydwegh (end of the bridge), the name was given it because of a bridge on the Rába River. The villagers were the bridge guards; in the written sources the name of the village was Terra Hyduig (1280), Hydwegh (1283), Hyduig (1286) and Hydueg (1450).

This was later the manor of the Hídvégi-family. Andrew from the Herman tribe got this territory in 1280 and his descendants took its name; in 1342 a chapel was built in the place where today's church now stands. In the Middle Ages the village also had a castle for the defence of the bridge; in 1532 the Turks destroyed this castle. In 1605 there were two battles here between István Bocskai's army and the royal army.

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Coordinates: 47°04′06″N 16°44′38″E / 47.06833°N 16.74389°E / 47.06833; 16.74389