Town aža is situated in the northern part of the Podunajská lowland on both banks of
the Váh river. Town is mentioned in historical text books because of find of a
neanderthal skull, 45-60 thousand years old.
The first written record of this seat dates back to 1002 under the name Terra Wag.
This area had belonged to Ponanhalm Abbey. The King Ferdinand I awarded aža town
privileges in 1536. In 1598 a Jesuit college was built up and was well-known in whole
1. Roman-catholic church of St.Margit Antioch
2. Ranaisance monastery
Thanks to its location our city has a very good road and railway connection with the
surrounding towns - Nitra, Nové Zámky, Galanta,
Dunajská Streda, also with other distant
cities like Koice, Prague and Budapest.
aža positively develops friendly relationship with its friendship´s towns Kuhmo in
Finland, the Hungarian Oroslány and Telč in the Czech Republik.
Since the year 1996 aža has been the seat one of seven districts in the Nitra county.
Points of interest, remarkables and rarities
The most important monument in the city is the Rennaisance Monastery, the former water
castle. Nowadays it is the seat of the state district archive.
In the centre of city visitors will see Holy Trinity Square with a sculpture of Holy
Trinity, the Roman-Catholic Church of St Margita, a hotel and buildings of the Municipal
and District Office.
A very fine atmosphere of the centre forms the pedestrian zone. A wide range of shops
and a lot of other facilities offer their services to visitors and domestic people.
There have their seats many administrative, judicial, school, health and cultural
establishments. Seven elementary schools, School of arts, a secondary school, special
schools (technical, skilled) - SP, SPCH, SOUCH, SOUP are located here. And aža is a
town with many important companies and developing industry and agriculture, developing
tertiary sector and a sports-recreational base. To this resort belong a sports hall,
a bowling hall, tennis courts, a swimming pool, an area of water sports at the Krážová
Dam, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, saunas, football playgrounds and an
ice rink. Horseback riding is being developed at the SOUP school.
Floodplain forests of the Váh meanders are a paradise for fishermen and hunters.
Navigability of lower flow of the Váh is an assumption for river´s exploiting not only
for recreational, but also for transport purposes.
Town offers very favourable conditions for culture provided by the Cultural House and
the Social House in aža-Veča, two cinemas, a theatrical and variety hall, a marionette
hall, a summer cinema. There are organized the Pan-Slovak events aliansky Mako and
Zlatá priadka. The cultural-social organization arranges the theatrical festival
ažaniny every year which is very popular.