Krasňany

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Location of Žilina District in the Zilina Region

Krasňany is a village and municipality in Žilina District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia.

Etymology[edit]

Krasňany (Slovak) - a beautiful place.[1]

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1354 (Karzna).[1]

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 380 metres and covers an area of 15.175 km². It has a population of about 1231 people.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Krajčovič, Rudolf (2011). "Z lexiky stredovekej slovenčiny s výkladmi názvov obcí a miest (26)". Kultúra slova (in Slovak). Martin: Vydavateľstvo Matice slovenskej (2): 98. 

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Coordinates: 49°13′N 18°54′E / 49.217°N 18.900°E / 49.217; 18.900