Turčianske Teplice

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Coordinates: 48°51′32″N 18°51′49″E / 48.85889°N 18.86361°E / 48.85889; 18.86361
Turčianske Teplice
Town
Turčinske Teplice, Blue Spa building.jpg
Entrance to the spa in Turčianske Teplice
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Slovakia
Region Žilina
District Turčianske Teplice
River Turiec
Elevation 495 m (1,624 ft)
Coordinates 48°51′32″N 18°51′49″E / 48.85889°N 18.86361°E / 48.85889; 18.86361
Area 33.483 km2 (12.928 sq mi)
Population 6,941 (2005-12-31)
Density 207 / km2 (536 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1281
Mayor Michal Sygut
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 039 01
Area code +421-43
Car plate TR
Location of Turčianske Teplice in Slovakia
Location of Turčianske Teplice in Slovakia
Location of Turčianske Teplice in the Žilina Region
Location of Turčianske Teplice in the Žilina Region
Wikimedia Commons: Turčianske Teplice
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: eng.turciansketeplice.sk

Turčianske Teplice (German: Bad Stuben; Hungarian: Stubnyafürdő) is a town in central Slovakia in the Žilina Region. It is about halfway between Martin and Kremnica. As of 2005 the town's population was 6,941. The town was the historic center of the Upper Turiec subregion within the Turiec region (comitatus), and now enjoys the status of a capital of the Turčianske Teplice District.

History[edit]

The town is one of the oldest spa towns in Europe, and was originally known as Štubnianske Teplice. It was first mentioned in text dating from 1281 when King Ladislaus IV of Hungary granted the lands surrounding the springs to a Count Peter. The spa became popular with royalty, including King Sigismund of Hungary and Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico. The recuperative abilities of the spa were first studied by the University of Halle medical student Jan Lisschoviny.

Štubnianske Teplice was renamed Turčianske Teplice in 1946. In 1951 the town merged with the community of Vieska.

Geography[edit]

Turčianske Teplice lies at an altitude of 520 metres (1,706 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 33.483 square kilometres (12.9 sq mi).[1] It lies in the Turiec Basin and is surrounded in proximity by the Greater Fatra, Kremnica, Žiar and Lesser Fatra mountain ranges.

The divisions of the town include:

  • Diviaky (1951-1955 and 1971)
  • Dolná Štubňa (incorporated in 1971)
  • Turčiansky Michal (incorporated in 1971)
  • Turčianske Teplice

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census, the town had 7,031 inhabitants. 97.98% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 0.67% Czech and 0.37% Germans.[1] The religious make-up was 48.09% Roman Catholics, 30.56% Lutherans, and 17.24% people with no religious affiliation.[1]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Turčianske Teplice is twinned with:

People[edit]

One of the famous personalities born in Turčianske Teplice is Mikuláš Galanda, a modern painter, graphic designer and illustrator.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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