City hall of Senica
|Elevation||208 m (682 ft)|
|Area||50.316 km2 (19.427 sq mi)|
|Population||20,860 (31 December 2005)|
|Density||415 / km2 (1,075 / sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||905 01|
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Senica's history is closely related with the Branč castle, built in 1251–1261. It was first mentioned in 1256 and received its city privileges in 1396, confirmed in 1463 and 1492. The city was affected by Turkish wars, anti-Habsburg uprisings and reformation and counter-reformations in the 17th century. In 1746, it became seat of the district within the Nitra county.
According to the 2001 census, the city had 21,253 inhabitants. 96.40% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 1.56% Czechs, 0.84% Roma and 0.14 Hungarians. The religious makeup was 47.28% Roman Catholics, 31.18% people with no religious affiliation, and 17.03% Lutherans.
A significant silk-making company is based in Senica. The company was established in 1954.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Senica is twinned with:
- Bač, Serbia (2004)
- Herzogenbuchsee, Switzerland (2004)
- Pułtusk, Poland (2002)
- Trutnov, Czech Republic (1998)
- Velké Pavlovice, Czech Republic (2002)
- Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia (German: Schemnitz)
In Senica is 4junior school.
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