Štrba

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Coordinates: 49°04′N 20°04′E / 49.067°N 20.067°E / 49.067; 20.067
Štrba
Municipality
Štrba z chotára.JPG
Štrba
Country Slovakia
Region Prešov
District Poprad
Elevation 850 m (2,789 ft)
Coordinates 49°04′N 20°04′E / 49.067°N 20.067°E / 49.067; 20.067
Area 43.463 km2 (16.78 sq mi)
Population 3,640 (2010-12-31)
Density 84 / km2 (218 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1281
Postal code 059 38
Area code +421-52
Car plate PP
Location of Štrba in Slovakia
Location of Štrba in Slovakia
Location of Štrba in the Prešov Region
Location of Štrba in the Prešov Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.strba.sk

Štrba is a village in the Poprad District, Prešov Region, northern Slovakia.[1] It is situated in the Sub-Tatra Basin, which separates the High Tatras and Low Tatras at the European continental divide between the Baltic and the Black Sea. It is approximately 16 km (10 mi.) west of the city of Poprad.

History[edit]

Historical records first mention Štrba in 1280. It had been also known under the names Tschirm, Sorba and Csorba. The village owns the lands around the mountain glacial lake, and now resort, of Štrbské pleso, to which it gave its name. Locals had started to profit from the construction of High Tatras facilities at the end of 19th century.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 829 metres and covers an area of 43.463 km². It has a population of 3,653 people. Its detached borough of Tatranská Štrba hosts the Štrba railway station, the valley terminus of the Štrbské Pleso - Štrba rack railway, and a stop on one of Slovakia's major railways. The mountain resort settlement of Štrbské Pleso also belongs to the village.[2]

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