Liptovský Hrádok

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Liptovský Hrádok
Town
View of the town
View of the town
Liptovský Hrádok is located in Slovakia
Liptovský Hrádok
Liptovský Hrádok
Location in Slovakia
Coordinates: 49°02′15″N 19°43′33″E / 49.03750°N 19.72583°E / 49.03750; 19.72583Coordinates: 49°02′15″N 19°43′33″E / 49.03750°N 19.72583°E / 49.03750; 19.72583
CountrySlovakia
RegionŽilina
DistrictLiptovský Mikuláš
First mentioned1341
Government
 • MayorBranislav Tréger
Area
 • Total18.23 km2 (7.04 sq mi)
Elevation
637 m (2,090 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31[1])
 • Total7,441
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
033 01
Area code(s)+421-44
Car plateLM
Websitewww.lhradok.sk
Panoramic of Liptovsky Hrádok, Slovakia, taken in February 2017. ©Cathriona Hanley

Liptovský Hrádok (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈliptɔʊ̯skiː ˈɦɾaːdɔk]; German: Neuhäusel in der Liptau; Hungarian: Liptóújvár) is a town in northern Slovakia, in the region of Liptov.

History[edit]

First mentioned in 1341, Liptovský Hrádok was named after the nearby castle. The castle, also known as Liptovský Hrádok, was built originally for use of the forestry commission, hunters of the area and the Catholic Church. The castle was later modified and furnished in the style of Louis XVI.[2] The name of the town and the castle literally means "little castle of Liptov". A salt processing facility was constructed in 1728 to collect salt for the Solivar Salt Works which now is part of Prešov, a Slovak city further to the East. This helped Liptovský Hrádok rise to some prominence in the region. The population centre of the town was the main street, which runs from the castle to the south continuing along to the Váh River and the hamlet of Prekážka.

View of the castle and mansion

Geography and climate[edit]

The region of Liptovský Hrádok is bordered by the Low Tatras to the south and partially bordered by the West and High Tatras. The town is situated in the middle of the Liptov Basin created by the Váh River. It is in the centre of northern Liptov and lies on the confluence of the rivers Váh and Belá. The average altitude of the town is 637 meters above sea level. Liptovský Hrádok has a moist warm climate with an average temperature about 16 °C (61 °F), while the more mountainous parts are colder. The temperature is about 18-23°C (64-73 °F) in the summer and in the winter about −10 °C (14 °F). Rainfall is very frequent in this part and the weather often changes quickly. Snowfall stays on the ground approximately 140 days during the year.

Facts about Liptovský Hrádok:

  • Liptovsky Hradok had 731 inhabitants in 1869 and currently (in 2012) has 7,454 inhabitants. [1]
  • Area of the town: 1.832 ha.
  • Dovalovo is its town section with 1001 inhabitants
  • Average yearly temperature: 6.3 °C (43 °F).
  • Maximum temperature: 31.0 °C (88 °F)
  • Minimum temperature: −25.0 °C (−13 °F)
  • Absolute maximum: 34.4 °C (94 °F) (16.08.1952)
  • Absolute minimum: −38 °C (−36 °F) (11.02.1929)
  • Length of sunshine: 140 days per year
  • Average rainfall per year 691 mm
  • Average number of cold days year: 160.4 days
  • Average number of summer days per year: 28.9 days

Cityscape and architecture[edit]

https://web.archive.org/web/20160304034943/http://az-europe.eu/data/albumy/GEO_PANORAMA/3848/panorama.jpg

Drawing of Thomas Ender: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_EdtSm1CwIPA/Rg6D-XjU47I/AAAAAAAAAQA/wTqLSdSWKuo/s400/0710lipt+hradok.jpg

Castle and manson with lakelet/pond: http://www.nasliptov.sk/image.php?url=files%2Fvylety%2F37.jpg&width=451&height=270&fit

Viem from high peak Skalka at Hradná Street: https://web.archive.org/web/20140429195230/http://visitliptov.sk/hlp-image/800x532/userdata/dtb/3271/profil//skalka.jpg

View at the part of "Limewood Alley" (Lipová alej) created in 1777: https://web.archive.org/web/20140430022911/http://visitliptov.sk/userdata/dtb/3293/profil/arboretum.jpg

Internal part of the Castle in winter: http://i.sme.sk/cdata/9/62/6278479/hlavna.jpg

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census, the town had 8,232 inhabitants. 97.11% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 1.37% Czechs, 0.72% Roma and 0.15% Hungarians.[3] The religious make-up was 42.23% Lutherans, 31.74% Roman Catholics and 21.14% people with no religious affiliation.[3]

Twin cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ lhradok_SiteTitle Archived March 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2007-12-25.

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