Tisovec

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Coordinates: 48°40′50″N 19°56′44″E / 48.68056°N 19.94556°E / 48.68056; 19.94556
Tisovec
Town
Tisovec, Městský úřad 01.jpg
Building of municipality office in Tisovec
Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Rimavská Sobota
Tourism region Gemer
River Rimava
Elevation 411 m (1,348 ft)
Coordinates 48°40′50″N 19°56′44″E / 48.68056°N 19.94556°E / 48.68056; 19.94556
Area 123.426 km2 (47.66 sq mi)
Population 4,092 (2005)
Density 33 / km2 (85 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1334
Mayor Peter Mináč
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 980 61
Area code +421-47
Car plate RS
Location of Tisovec in Slovakia
Location of Tisovec in Slovakia
Location of Tisovec in the Banská Bystrica Region
Location of Tisovec in the Banská Bystrica Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: tisovec.com
See other locations named Tisovec.

Tisovec (Hungarian: Tiszolc, German: Theissholz, Latin: Taxovia) is a town in central Slovakia. Its current population is approximately 4,000.

Location and landscape[edit]

Tisovec is situated in the valley of the river Rimava, at the foots of the Muránska planina plateau. The landscape there gives the impression of a small town in the mountains. Some other towns close to it are Brezno, Hnúšťa and Revúca.

History[edit]

The first settlement in the area dates all the way to the Bronze Age. The first written evidence of the town comes from the year 1334 during the reign of King Charles I of Hungary as Tizolc.

The name "Tisovec" comes from the yew tree (in Slovak "tis"), which can be found in the hills around the town. Tisovec received its charter as a town at the end of the 15th century. The development of the town was halted by raids of the Ottoman Turks in the 16th and 17th centuries. The town's renaissance came in 1780, when Maria Theresia renewed its market privileges.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census, the town had 4,215 inhabitants. 95.75% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 2.87% Roma, 0.78% Czechs and 0.43% Hungarians.[1] The religious makeup was 34.59% people with no religious affiliation, 32.91% Lutherans and 29.54% Roman Catholics.[1]

Economy[edit]

Nowadays, there are two major employers in the town.

The Calmit company owns the local mine and produces lime. History of the mine goes all the way back to 1870.

CSM Tisovec is a machine building company with 530 employees and annual turnover of 0,5 billion Korunas. The company produces special extensions for trucks which enable them to work in severe conditions or build on the number of jobs that a particular truck can do. The company exports its products to several countries.

A Paper mill and the clothing industry have had a history in the town as well, although they are dying out due to globalization.

The town has touristic potential for its proximity to Muránska planina mountain karst. Also, mineral water spring is worth mentioning.

Education[edit]

Besides the Vladimír Clementis Elementary School, there are two secondary education schools in Tisovec. An "industrial school" (technical college) founded in 1953 is able to board more students than it currently does. The Lutheran Gymnasium Tisovec, founded in 1992, The Lutheran Gymnasium is perceived to be among the better high schools in Slovakia. It is mostly a boarding school and has approximately 300 students

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Tisovec is twinned with:

Famous people[edit]

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. 

External links[edit]