|Elevation||230 m (755 ft)|
|Area||19.921 km2 (7.692 sq mi)|
|Density||622 / km2 (1,611 / sq mi)|
|Mayor||Ing. Ján Holodňák|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||089 01|
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Svidník (rarely German: Oberswidnik, Ukrainian: Свидник, Hungarian: Felsővízköz, before 1907 Felsöszvidnik) is a town in eastern Slovakia, acting as the capital of Svidník District in Prešov Region. It has a population of 12,384 (2005).
It is located in the Ondava Highlands, at the confluence of Ondava and Ladomírka rivers, located around 20 km (12.43 mi) from the Dukla Pass (Polish border) and around 55 km (34.18 mi) north-east of Prešov.
The town arose in 1944 by merger of two formerly independent municipalities of Nižný (eng: Lower) Svidník and Vyšný (eng: Upper) Svidník. The first written mention stems from 1355 as Scyuidnyk
According to the 2001 census, the town had 12,428 inhabitants. 79.60% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 13.04% Rusyns, 4.07% Ukrainian, 1.50% Roma and 0.39% Czechs. The religious make-up was 41.10% Greek Catholics, 25.82% Orthodox, 24.13% Roman Catholics,5.17% people with no religious affiliation and 0.93% Lutherans.
- Official website (Slovak)
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