Leopoldov

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Coordinates: 48°26′39″N 17°46′03″E / 48.44417°N 17.76750°E / 48.44417; 17.76750
Leopoldov
Town
Estacao de trem em Leopoldov.jpg
Train station in Leopoldov
Country Slovakia
Region Trnava
District Hlohovec
Tourism region Dolné Považie
River Váh
Elevation 143 m (469 ft)
Coordinates 48°26′39″N 17°46′03″E / 48.44417°N 17.76750°E / 48.44417; 17.76750
Area 5.652 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population 4,083 (2005-12-31)
Density 722 / km2 (1,870 / sq mi)
Founded 1664
Mayor Milan Gavorník
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 920 41
Phone prefix 421-33
Car plate HC
Location of Leopoldov in Slovakia
Location of Leopoldov in Slovakia
Location of Leopoldov in the Trnava Region
Location of Leopoldov in the Trnava Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: http://www.leopoldov.sk

Leopoldov (before 1948 Mestečko; German: Leopold-Neustadtl; Hungarian: Lipótvár) is a town in the Trnava Region of Slovakia, near the Váh river. It has a population of 4,083. The city is the location of Leopoldov Prison, a high-security correctional institution.

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The town was founded in 1664-1669 as a fortress against the Ottoman Turks on the initiative of Emperor Leopold I (hence the name). It was granted town status in 1669. The fortress has served as a state prison since 1855. A village called "Leopold" (German also: Leopoldstadt, Hungarian since 1873: Lipótvár) was made part of Leopoldov in 1882. In modern Slovakia, Leopoldov is an important transfer point of railway tracks.

Leopoldov was founded on fields of old villages of Červeník (former 'Verešvár') and Šulekovo (former Beregsek).

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