Kysucké Nové Mesto
|Kysucké Nové Mesto|
Centre of the city, the Námestie Slobody ("Freedom Square")
|District||Kysucké Nové Mesto|
|Tourism region||Severné Považie|
|Elevation||358 m (1,175 ft)|
|Area||26.414 km2 (10.199 sq mi)|
|Density||624/km2 (1,616/sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||024 01|
|Wikimedia Commons: Kysucké Nové Mesto|
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 (10.199 sq mi). 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. The religious make-up was 86.20% Roman Catholics, 6.79% people with no religious affiliation and 0.47% Lutherans.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Kysucké Nové Mesto is twinned with:
- Rive-de-Gier, France
- Official website (Slovak)
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