Kysucké Nové Mesto

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Kysucké Nové Mesto
Kysucke nove mesto-namestie slobody.jpg
Centre of the city, the Námestie Slobody ("Freedom Square")
Country Slovakia
Region Žilina
District Kysucké Nové Mesto
Tourism region Severné Považie
River Kysuca
Elevation 358 m (1,175 ft)
Coordinates 49°17′54″N 18°47′12″E / 49.29833°N 18.78667°E / 49.29833; 18.78667Coordinates: 49°17′54″N 18°47′12″E / 49.29833°N 18.78667°E / 49.29833; 18.78667
Area 26.414 km2 (10.199 sq mi)
Population 16,470 (2005-12-31)
Density 624 / km2 (1,616 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1246
Mayor Ján Hartel
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 024 01
Phone prefix 421-41
Car plate KM
Location of Kysucké Nové Mesto in Slovakia
Location of Kysucké Nové Mesto in Slovakia
Location of Kysucké Nové Mesto in the Žilina Region
Location of Kysucké Nové Mesto in the Žilina Region
Wikimedia Commons: Kysucké Nové Mesto
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Kysucké Nové Mesto (German: Kischützneustadt / Oberneustadl; Hungarian: Kiszucaújhely) is a town in Žilina Region, Slovakia, near the city of Žilina.


The first written record to the Kysuce region, which was relatively uninhabited at that time, was in 1244, and to the town in 1325 under name Congsberg. The inhabitants were living from agriculture, handicraft and trade.


Kysucké Nové Mesto lies at an altitude of 358 metres (1,175 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 26.414 square kilometres (10.2 sq mi).[1] It is located in the Kysuca river valley, between the Javorníky and Kysucká vrchovina mountains, about 10 km (6.21 mi) north of Žilina.


According to the 2001 census, the town had 16,558 inhabitants. 95.13% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 1.02% Czechs and 0.79% Roma and Germans.[1] The religious make-up was 86.20% Roman Catholics, 6.79% people with no religious affiliation and 0.47% Lutherans.[1]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Kysucké Nové Mesto is twinned with:


  1. ^ a b c "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 

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