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Kastiel Necpaly ren.jpg
Country Slovakia
Region Žilina
District Martin
Elevation 510 m (1,673 ft)
Coordinates 48°59′N 18°59′E / 48.983°N 18.983°E / 48.983; 18.983Coordinates: 48°59′N 18°59′E / 48.983°N 18.983°E / 48.983; 18.983
Area 42.17 km2 (16.28 sq mi)
Population 850 (2007-01-01)
Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
First mentioned 1266
Postal code 038 12
Location of Necpaly in Slovakia
Location of Necpaly in Slovakia
Location of Necpaly in the Žilina Region
Location of Necpaly in the Žilina Region
Wikimedia Commons: Necpaly
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Necpaly is a village and municipality in Martin District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia.


The name is derived from an adjective necpalý referring to a low density village (Slovak: cpať - to push, to overcrowd, a negative verb necpať).[1]


In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1266.

Manor house[edit]

In the 19th century the chateau got under control of Franklins. The first member of the Franklins’ clan was Benjamin Franklin, an illegitimate son of Dionyz Justh and great-granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin.[2]


The municipality lies at an altitude of 515 metres and covers an area of 42.172 km². It has a population of about 826 people.

Municipal water power station[edit]

The first munucipal water power station in Slovakia

In summer 2007 the first municipal water power station in Slovakia started generating electricity which is in part used for the municipal office building needs and public lighting and in part supplied to the public grid. It is expected to have a yearly output of 160,000 kW. The construction, which cost 5 million Slovak crowns, should be profitable after five years of operation. Three more similar power stations are planned to be finished by the end of 2007 in Necpaly.


  1. ^ Krajčovič, Rudolf (2013). "Z lexiky stredovekej slovenčiny s výkladmi názvov obcí a miest (38)". Kultúra slova (in Slovak). Martin: Vydavateľstvo Matice slovenskej (2): 93. 
  2. ^ "see Castle for sale".