Osturňa

Coordinates: 49°20′N 20°14′E / 49.333°N 20.233°E / 49.333; 20.233
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Osturňa
Village
Church of Saint Michael in Osturňa
Church of Saint Michael in Osturňa
Osturňa is located in Slovakia
Osturňa
Osturňa
Location of Osturňa in Slovakia
Coordinates: 49°20′N 20°14′E / 49.333°N 20.233°E / 49.333; 20.233
CountrySlovakia
RegionPrešov
DistrictKežmarok
Area
 • Total41.28[2] km2 (15.94[2] sq mi)
Elevation
723[3] m (2,372[3] ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total285[1]
Postal code
059 79[3]
Area code+421 52[3]
Car plateKK
Websitehttp://osturna.e-obce.sk

Osturňa is a village and municipality in Kežmarok District in the Prešov Region of north Slovakia.[5] The village is traditionally inhabited by Rusyns and Gorals, as one of their westernmost settlements (together with Malá Franková and Veľká Franková).

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 717 meters and covers an area of 41.237 km² . It has a population of about 329 full-time residents.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1593 and it was a part of the Kingdom of Hungary.

Economy[edit]

Locals in the past had been engaged in agriculture and pasturage. At present its proximity of Ždiar and High Tatras is an asset. Inhabitants work in industrial facilities in Poprad or in recreational facilities in High Tatras. Inside the village are quite a few cottages and chalets for winter or summer holiday rent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Počet obyvateľov podľa pohlavia - obce (ročne)". www.statistics.sk (in Slovak). Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. 2022-03-31. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  2. ^ a b "Hustota obyvateľstva - obce [om7014rr_ukaz: Rozloha (Štvorcový meter)]". www.statistics.sk (in Slovak). Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. 2022-03-31. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  3. ^ a b c d "Základná charakteristika". www.statistics.sk (in Slovak). Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. 2015-04-17. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  4. ^ a b "Hustota obyvateľstva - obce". www.statistics.sk (in Slovak). Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. 2022-03-31. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  5. ^ "Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic" (PDF). Výsledky SODB 2011. Štatistický úrad SR. Retrieved 9 August 2012.

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