Veľký Krtíš

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Coordinates: 48°12′54″N 19°20′17″E / 48.21500°N 19.33806°E / 48.21500; 19.33806
Veľký Krtíš
Town
Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Veľký Krtíš
River Krtíš
Elevation 200 m (656 ft)
Coordinates 48°12′54″N 19°20′17″E / 48.21500°N 19.33806°E / 48.21500; 19.33806
Area 15.028 km2 (6 sq mi)
Population 13,862 (2005-12-31)
Density 922 / km2 (2,388 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1245
Mayor Dalibor Surkoš
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 990 01
Phone prefix 421-47
Car plate VK
Location of Veľký Krtíš in Slovakia
Location of Veľký Krtíš in Slovakia
Location of Veľký Krtíš in the Banská Bystrica Region
Location of Veľký Krtíš in the Banská Bystrica Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: http://www.velky-krtis.sk

Veľký Krtíš (before 1927 Veľký Krtýš, Hungarian: Nagykürtös) is a town in southern Slovakia, situated in the historical Novohrad region. The town's most important economic sectors are mining and agriculture.

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in the second half of the 13th century, although the name Krtíš first appeared in 1245 under name Curtus (Latin).

Geography[edit]

Veľký Krtíš lies at an altitude of 200 metres (656 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 15.028 square kilometres (5.8 sq mi).[1] It is situated in the Krupinská planina, at the foothills of Javorie, around 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of the Hungarian border and around 75 kilometres (47 mi) south of Banská Bystrica.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census, the town had 14,013 inhabitants. 86.93% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 6.20% Hungarians, 2.06% Roma and 0.78% Czechs.[1] The religious make-up was 54.26% Roman Catholics, 21.58% people with no religious affiliation and 16.00% Lutherans.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Retrieved 2008-01-31. [dead link]

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