Spišské Vlachy

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Coordinates: 48°56′59″N 20°47′50″E / 48.94972°N 20.79722°E / 48.94972; 20.79722
Spišské Vlachy
Town
Spišské Vlachy - stanica.jpg
Train station
Coat of arms
Country Slovakia
Region Košice
District Spišská Nová Ves
River Hornád
Elevation 389 m (1,276 ft)
Coordinates 48°56′59″N 20°47′50″E / 48.94972°N 20.79722°E / 48.94972; 20.79722
Area 42.214 km2 (16 sq mi)
Population 3,596 (31 December 2005)
Density 85 / km2 (220 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1243
Mayor Ľubomír Fifik
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 023 56
Phone prefix 421-53
Car plate SN
Location of Spišské Vlachy within Slovakia
Location of Spišské Vlachy within Slovakia
Website: http://www.spisskevlachy.sk
Source:[1]

Spiśské Vlachy (Hungarian: Szepesolaszi, German: Wlachi, Wlachy or Wallendorf, Latin: Villa Latina) is a town in eastern Slovakia. It is in the Spiš region (Szepes in Hungarian or Zips in German). It is now administratively in the district of Spišská Nová Ves, which is part of the Košice Region. The adjective "Spišské" is used to distinguish it from 6 other towns listed as "Olasz" or "Olaszi" in an 1828 Hungarian property tax list. Two “Town wards” (suburbs) belong to Spišské Vlachy:

  • Dobra Voľa lies to the north and
  • Zahura lies to the south.

Geography[edit]

It is situated just north of the Hornád River, near its confluence with the Margencanka stream. It is about 20 kilometres (12 miles) east of Spišská Nová Ves and about 42 km (26 mi) northwest of Košice. It is 389 meters above sea level and is located at 48 degrees 57 minutes North and 20 degrees 48 minutes East. It has a temperate climate. Its average temperature is about 6 degrees. The annual rainfall is 650 millimeters. The soil is favorable for meadows with more fertile land to the south. The southern outskirts have caves and small lakes on the Svätojanský (English: Saint John's) stream.

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Notes
  1. ^ "Mestská a obecná štatistika SR". Statistics.sk. Retrieved 2009-05-06. [dead link]

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