Ždiar

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Coordinates: 49°16′15″N 20°15′55″E / 49.27083°N 20.26528°E / 49.27083; 20.26528
Ždiar
Municipality
Zdiar, Slovakia.JPG
Country Slovakia
Region Prešov
District Poprad
Elevation 896 m (2,940 ft)
Coordinates 49°16′15″N 20°15′55″E / 49.27083°N 20.26528°E / 49.27083; 20.26528
Area 27.32 km2 (11 sq mi)
Population 1,377 (2010-12-31)
Postal code 059 55
Area code +421-52
Car plate PP
Location of Ždiar in Slovakia
Location of Ždiar in Slovakia
Location of Ždiar in the Prešov Region
Location of Ždiar in the Prešov Region
Wikimedia Commons: Ždiar
Statistics: [1]
Website: www.zdiar.sk

Ždiar (former name Žjár) is a village and municipality in the Poprad District in the Prešov Region in Spiš in northern Slovakia.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1409. Its first name had been Stragan. Locals had been engaged in agriculture, pasturage and charcoal production. From the end of 19th century they began to be employed in tourism.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an elevation of 896 meters at the base of the High Tatras and covers an area of 27.323 km². It has a population of about 1,340 people.

Recreation[edit]

Ždiar is located at the base of Strednica alpine and cross country Ski resort. Several hiking trails into the High Tatras begin in the village.

External links[edit]

Zdiar and Bielianske Tatras