Tvrdošín ( German: Turdoschin (rare); Hungarian: ; Turdossin Polish: ) is a Twardoszyn town in central Slovakia.
Geography [ edit ]
The town is located at the confluence of the
Orava and Oravica rivers, 12 km (7 mi) from the Polish borders and cca. 32 km (20 mi) from Dolný Kubín. It consists of the boroughs of Krásna Hôrka, Medvedzie, and Tvrdošín.
History [ edit ]
The town was mentioned in the Zobor documents in 1111 and in the document of
Béla III of Hungary in 1183. It received royal free town privileges in 1369. [1 ]
Demographics [ edit ]
According to the 2001
census, the town had 9,544 inhabitants. 99.03% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 0.53% Czechs and 0.19% Polish. The religious make-up was 92.10% [2 ] Roman Catholics, 4.84% people with no religious affiliation and 1.18% Lutherans. [2 ]
International relations [ edit ]
Twin towns — Sister cities [ edit ]
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