Interesting facts

Interesting facts about the system of fortifications in Komárno

  • The outer perimeter of the whole system including the fortresses in SR and MR: 15,5 km
  • Built-up area of preserved and existing elements of the fortification system in SR: about 465 000 m2 almost 50 ha
  • Length of the Palatine and Vah Lines (from Bratislava Gate to Battery XI): 6,5 km
  • Length of communication – artillery galleries – corridors in the fort walls in the Palatine Line: 3,5 km
  • Total area of the Central Fortress (Old and New): 132 170 m2 over 13 ha
  • Length of the Central Fortress (from the tip of the western bastion – Statue of Stone Virgin to the tip of the eastern bastion of the Old Fortress): 750 m
  • The total area of the New Fortress: 98 410 m2 almost 10 ha
  • Length of underground passage in bastion Madonna in the New Fortress: 300 m
  • Building of army barracks in the New Fortress
    • built-up area: 10 840 m2 over 1 ha
    • length of the building: over 500 m
    • number of rooms: 210 (2 floors)
  • The total area of the Old Fortress: 33 760 m2 almost 3,5 ha
  • Built-up area in the Old Fortress (bastions and curtains): 21 600 m2 over 2 ha
  • Number of rooms (casemates) in the Old Fortress: 110 + shooting passages and communications
  • Area of the big courtyard of the Old Fortress: 11 800 m2 over 1 ha
  • Location of the main entrance of the fortress (Leopold Gate): 47°45´15,9´´N 18°08´03,5´´E
  • Capacity of the whole system of fortifications in the 19th century: 200 000 soldiers

Parts of the fortification system on the left bank of the River Danube (SR):

  • Old Fortress – 5 bastions
  • New Fortress – originally 5 bastions – today Crownwork
  • Vah Bridgehead – originally 4 bastions and 6 reduits
  • Palatine Line – 5 bastions
  • Váh Line – 2 bastions and 4 batteries, plus the Envelope

Parts of the fortification system on the right bank of the River Danube (HU):

  • Danube bridgehead (Star Fort)
  • Fort Sandberg (Fort Monostor)
  • Fort Igmand

Important historical data regarding the system of fortification

  • 1241 – 1242

  • 1265

  • 1440

  • 1458 – 1490

  • 1526

  • 1546

  • 1557

  • 1570

  • 1572 – 1592

  • 1585

  • 1594

  • 1663 – 1673

  • 1699

  • 1745

  • 1763

  • 1782

  • 1783

  • 1800

  • 1805

  • 1807

  • 1808

  • 1809

  • 1810

  • 1815

  • 1827 – 1939

  • 1839 – 1847

  • 1844

  • 1848 – 1849

  • 1849

  • 1871

  • 1871 – 1877

  • 1876

  • 1877

  • 1918

  • 1968 – 1990

  • 1979

  • 1991

  • 2002

  • 2003

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