Markušovce

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Markušovce
Village
Markušovce is located in Slovakia
Markušovce
Markušovce
Location of Markušovce in Slovakia
Coordinates: 48°55′N 20°38′E / 48.917°N 20.633°E / 48.917; 20.633Coordinates: 48°55′N 20°38′E / 48.917°N 20.633°E / 48.917; 20.633
CountrySlovakia
RegionKošice
DistrictSpišská Nová Ves
First mentioned1289
Area
 • Total18.5 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Elevation
435 m (1,427 ft)
Population
(2004-12-31)
 • Total3,533
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Postal code
053 21
Area code(s)+421-53
Car plateSN
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Markušovce (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmarkuʃɔʊ̯tsɛ]) is a village and municipality in the Spišská Nová Ves District in the Košice Region of central-eastern Slovakia.

History[edit]

Markušovce was founded in the 12th century before the Tatar invasions of the region. The village was owned by the Mariassy family from the 13th century, and many members of the family are buried in the village's Church of St. Michael.

The castle of Markušovce dates from 1284. but was not used after a fire in 1773.

The manor house of Markušovce was built in 1643 and is now a museum, together with the rococo belvedere or garden house 'Dardanely', dating from 1778, which stands in its grounds; this contains a collection of musical instruments and is frequently used for concerts.

Geography[edit]

The village lies at an altitude of 435 metres and covers an area of 18.509 km². In 2011 has a population of 3,896 inhabitants.

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