Komárno-KomáromCountries: Slovakia , Hungary
Regions concerned: County of Komárom-Esztergom (Hungary), Region of Nitra (Slovakia)
The towns of Komárno (35,000 inhabitants) and Komárom (20,000 inhabitants) are situated on either side of the Danube, which forms this part of the border between Slovakia and Hungary. Komárom, whose former name is Ujszony, was a suburb of the Hungarian town of Komárno until the partition of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1920 and the creation of Czechoslovakia (today the Czech Republic and Slovakia) and Hungary.
In 2007, following the integration of Hungary and Slovakia within the Schengen Area, it once again became possible to freely cross the bridge separating the two countries. The town of Komárno is still home to a large Hungarian community (60% of its population).