Turzovka

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Coordinates: 49°24′10″N 18°37′19″E / 49.40278°N 18.62194°E / 49.40278; 18.62194
Turzovka
Town
Country Slovakia
Region Žilina Region
District Čadca District
Tourism region Severné Považie
River Kysuca
Elevation 471 m (1,545 ft)
Coordinates 49°24′10″N 18°37′19″E / 49.40278°N 18.62194°E / 49.40278; 18.62194
Area 34.911 km2 (13 sq mi)
Population 7,802 (2010-12-31)
Density 223 / km2 (578 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1598
Mayor Miroslav Rejda
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 023 54
Phone prefix 421-41
Car plate CA
Location of Turzovka in Slovakia
Location of Turzovka in Slovakia
Location of Turzovka in the Žilina Region
Location of Turzovka in the Žilina Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: http://www.mestoturzovka.sk

Turzovka is a town in the Čadca District, Žilina Region in north-western Slovakia.

History[edit]

The present-day town was established in 1598 by a palatine of the Thurzó family. It gained town status in 1968.

Geography[edit]

Turzovka lies at an altitude of 471 metres (1,545 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 34.911 square kilometres (13.5 sq mi).[1] It lies in the Kysuca river valley, surrounded by the mountain ranges of Beskydy and Javorníky.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the town had 7,802 inhabitants. The largest minority group were Czech 0.75% and Roma 0.27%.[2] The religious make-up was 92.74% Roman Catholics and 0.2% Lutherans, most of others gave no affiliation.[3]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Turzovka is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  2. ^ "Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic". Obyvateľstvo trvalo bývajúce v obciach SR podľa národnosti, SODB 2011. Retrieved 10.8.2012. 
  3. ^ "Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic". Obyvateľstvo trvalo bývajúce v obciach SR podľa náboženského vyznania, SODB 2011. Retrieved 10.8.2012. 

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