Martin District

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Martin District
District
Okres martin.png
Country Slovakia
Region (kraj) Žilina Region
Area
 • Total 736 km2 (284 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 97,813
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Martin District (okres Martin) is a district in the Žilina Region of central Slovakia.[1] Its main cultural, economic and administrative seat is the city of Martin. Martin District is one of the most important cultural centers in Slovakia. The city of Martin is the location and seat of the largest Slovak library, the Slovak National Museum, the cultural organisation Matica Slovenská and the Slovak Red Cross. In the district are 16 sport clubs, including ice hockey, football and handball, which all have their separate sport halls. Martin District economy is based foremost on the engineering industry, but also on the wood processing, construction, paper and cellulose industries.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ústredný portál verejnej správy Slovenskej republiky. "Okres Martin". Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 

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Coordinates: 49°3′46″N 18°55′19″E / 49.06278°N 18.92194°E / 49.06278; 18.92194