Leopoldov

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Leopoldov
Town
Train station in Leopoldov
Train station in Leopoldov
Coat of arms of Leopoldov
Coat of arms
Leopoldov is located in Slovakia
Leopoldov
Leopoldov
Location of Leopoldov in Slovakia
Coordinates: 48°26′39″N 17°46′03″E / 48.44417°N 17.76750°E / 48.44417; 17.76750Coordinates: 48°26′39″N 17°46′03″E / 48.44417°N 17.76750°E / 48.44417; 17.76750
CountrySlovakia
RegionTrnava
DistrictHlohovec
Founded1664
Government
 • MayorMilan Gavorník
Area
 • Total5.652 km2 (2.182 sq mi)
Elevation
143 m (469 ft)
Population
(2005-12-31)
 • Total4,083
 • Density720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
920 41
Area code(s)421-33
Car plateHC
Websitehttp://www.leopoldov.sk

Leopoldov (before 1948 Mestečko; German: Leopold-Neustadtl; Hungarian: Lipótvár) is a town in the Trnava Region of Slovakia, near the Váh river. It has a population of 4,083. The city is the location of Leopoldov Prison, a high-security correctional institution.

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The town was founded in 1664-1669 as a fortress against the Ottoman Turks on the initiative of Emperor Leopold I (hence the name). It was granted town status in 1669. The fortress has served as a state prison since 1855. A village called "Leopold" (German also: Leopoldstadt, Hungarian since 1873: Lipótvár) was made part of Leopoldov in 1882. In modern Slovakia, Leopoldov is an important transfer point of railway tracks.

Leopoldov was founded on fields of old villages of Červeník (former 'Verešvár') and Šulekovo (former Beregsek).

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