Vyšný Komárnik

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Coordinates: 49°24′N 21°43′E / 49.400°N 21.717°E / 49.400; 21.717
Vyšný Komárnik
Village
Vysny Komarnik.jpg
Country Slovakia
Region Prešov
District Svidník
Elevation 502 m (1,647 ft)
Coordinates 49°24′N 21°43′E / 49.400°N 21.717°E / 49.400; 21.717
Area 6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population 76 (2004-12-31)
Density 13 / km2 (34 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1617
Postal code 090 05
Car plate SK
Location of Vyšný Komárnik in Slovakia
Location of Vyšný Komárnik in Slovakia
Location of Vyšný Komárnik in the Prešov Region
Location of Vyšný Komárnik in the Prešov Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Vyšný Komárnik is a village and municipality in Svidník District in the Prešov Region of north-eastern Slovakia, in the Laborec Highlands.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1600.

During World War II, Vyšný Komárnik was the first liberated village on the territory of (then) Czechoslovakia.[1][2]

In 1949, the Czechoslovak government erected a memorial and cemetery southeast of the Dukla border crossing, It contains the graves of several hundred Russian and Czechoslovak soldiers. Several other memorials and cemeteries have also been erected in the region.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 440 metres and covers an area of 6.000 km². It has a population of about 79 people. It is also lying near the Dukla Pass, as well as near international border crossing with Poland.

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