Myjava

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Myjava
Town
Myjavacentrum.jpg
Coat of arms of Myjava
Coat of arms
Myjava is located in Trenčín Region
Myjava
Myjava
Location of Myjava in the Trenčín Region
Myjava is located in Slovakia
Myjava
Myjava
Myjava (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°44′57″N 17°33′52″E / 48.74917°N 17.56444°E / 48.74917; 17.56444Coordinates: 48°44′57″N 17°33′52″E / 48.74917°N 17.56444°E / 48.74917; 17.56444
CountrySlovakia
RegionTrenčín
DistrictMyjava
Founded1586
Government
 • MayorPavol Halabrín
Area
 • Total48.54 km2 (18.74 sq mi)
Elevation
325 m (1,066 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31[1])
 • Total11,591
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
907 01
Area code(s)+421-34
Car plateMY
Websitewww.myjava.sk

Myjava (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmijaʋa]; historically also Miava, German: Miawa, Hungarian: Miava) is a town in Trenčín Region, Slovakia.

Geography[edit]

It is located in the Myjava Hills at the foothills of the White Carpathians and nearby the Little Carpathians. The river Myjava flows through the town. It is 10 km away from the Czech border, 35 km from Skalica and 100 km from Bratislava.

History[edit]

The settlement was established in 1533 and was colonized by two groups of inhabitants: refugees fleeing from the Ottomans in southern Upper Hungary (today mostly Slovakia) and inhabitants from north-western and northern Upper Hungary. During the Revolutions of 1848, the first Slovak National Council met in the town as a result of the Slovak Uprising. Today, the house of their meeting is now part of the Museum of the Slovak National Councils, a part of the Slovak National Museum network.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census, 95.5% of the inhabitants were Slovaks, 1.5% Czechs and 0.4% Roma.[2] The religious makeup was 51.4% Lutherans, 28.2% people with no religious affiliation and 14.2% Roman Catholics.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2007-11-06.

External links[edit]

Media related to Myjava at Wikimedia Commons