Pravenec

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Coordinates: 48°51′N 18°39′E / 48.850°N 18.650°E / 48.850; 18.650
Pravenec
Village
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Country Slovakia
Region Trenčín
District Prievidza
Elevation 324 m (1,063 ft)
Coordinates 48°51′N 18°39′E / 48.850°N 18.650°E / 48.850; 18.650
Area 10.79 km2 (4.17 sq mi)
Population 1,241 (2011-12-31)
Density 115 / km2 (298 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1267
Postal code 972 16
Area code +421-46
Car plate PD
Location of Pravenec in Slovakia
Location of Pravenec in Slovakia
Location of Pravenec in the Trenčín Region
Location of Pravenec in the Trenčín Region
Wikimedia Commons: Pravenec
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Pravenec (Hungarian: Kispróna) is a village and municipality in Prievidza District in the Trenčín Region of western Slovakia.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1267. Pravenec is thus one of the oldest settlements in the region and dates back to Great Moravia.[1] Today it is composed of two parts separated by approximately 800 meters of grassland and forest. Located further north is the historical part with a renaissance manor-house protected by certificate of immunity[2] as well as a baroque mansion.[3] In the time period around 1640 Pravenec was part of the Bojnice lordship.

The new part of Pravenec was founded in the 1940´s shortly after the Baťa woodworking factory was established.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 325 metres and covers an area of 10.794 km². It has a population of about 1,241 people.[4]

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