Spišská Stará Ves

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Coordinates: 49°23′01″N 20°21′46″E / 49.38361°N 20.36278°E / 49.38361; 20.36278
Spišská Stará Ves
Town
SSVPanorama.jpg
Panorama of Spišská Stará Ves, with the Pieniny in the background - Slovak and Polish mountains
Coat of arms
Country Slovakia
Region Prešov
District Kežmarok
River Dunajec
Elevation 505 m (1,657 ft)
Coordinates 49°23′01″N 20°21′46″E / 49.38361°N 20.36278°E / 49.38361; 20.36278
Area 17.533 km2 (6.77 sq mi)
Population 2,335 (31 December 2005)
Density 133 / km2 (344 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1272
Mayor Jozef Harabin
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 061 01
Area code +421-52
Car plate KK
Location of Spišská Stará Ves in Slovakia
Location of Spišská Stará Ves in Slovakia
Location of Spišská Stará Ves in the Prešov Region
Location of Spišská Stará Ves in the Prešov Region
Wikimedia Commons: Spišská Stará Ves
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.spisskastaraves.sk

Spišská Stará Ves (German: Alt(en)dorf; Hungarian: Szepesófalu; Polish: (Stara) Spiska Wieś; Latin: Antiqua Villa) is a small town and urban municipality in Kežmarok District in the Prešov Region of north Slovakia.

History[edit]

In historical records the town was first mentioned in 1272.

Geography[edit]

The town and municipality lies at an altitude of 505 metres and covers an area of 17.533 km2 (7 sq mi). It has a population of about 2335 people (2005). Spišská Stará Ves is the centre of Zamagurie region and is close to the Dunajec River.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census, the town had 2,355 inhabitants. 93.76% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 4.50% Roma, 0.53% Polish, 0.30% Czechs and 0.25% Ukrainians.[1] The religious makeup was 93.25% Roman Catholics, 2.93% Greek Catholics, 1.66% people with no religious affiliation and 0.85% Lutherans.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2007-12-15. 

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