Liptovský Ján

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Liptovský Ján
Village
Liptovský Ján 1.jpg
Etymology: church dedicated to St. John
Liptovský Ján is located in Slovakia
Liptovský Ján
Liptovský Ján
Location of Liptovský Ján in Slovakia
Coordinates: 49°03′N 19°41′E / 49.050°N 19.683°E / 49.050; 19.683Coordinates: 49°03′N 19°41′E / 49.050°N 19.683°E / 49.050; 19.683
CountrySlovakia
RegionŽilina
DistrictLiptovský Mikuláš
First mentioned1327
Area
 • Total65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation
634 m (2,080 ft)
Population
 (2004-12-31)
 • Total819
 • Density13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Postal code
032 03
Area code(s)+421-044
Car plateLM
Websitewww.liptovskyjan.sk

Liptovský Ján (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈliptɔʊ̯skiː ˈjaːn]) is a spa village and municipality in Liptovský Mikuláš District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia.

History[edit]

The village was first mentioned in 1263 in historical records. Its traditional name was Sv. Ján, "St. John" (Latin: Sanctus Johannes, Hungarian: Sz.-János, later Szent-Ivány), after the local church. "Saint" was removed by the communist authorities in 1960.[1]

Mineral and hot springs[edit]

In the region is about 23 mineral springs, some of them are hot springs. The most popular is Teplica spring, also called Kaďa, it contains about 830 milligrams of sulfates per liter. Mineral waters are used for drinking and thermal water swimming pools are open to the public.[2]

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 654 metres and covers an area of 67.774 km². It has a population of about 819.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Majtán, Milan (1998). Názvy obcí Slovenskej republiky: Vývin v rokoch 1773–1997.
  2. ^ Hucik, Jan. "Minerálne a Termálne Vody" (in Slovak). Retrieved 17 March 2017.

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