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Osturňa church 2015 1.jpg
Church of Saint Michael in Osturňa
Country Slovakia
Region Prešov
District Kežmarok
Coordinates 49°20′N 20°14′E / 49.333°N 20.233°E / 49.333; 20.233Coordinates: 49°20′N 20°14′E / 49.333°N 20.233°E / 49.333; 20.233
Population 336 (31 December 2010)
Postal code 059 79
Car plate KK
Location of Osturňa in Slovakia
Location of Osturňa in Slovakia
Location of Osturňa in the Prešov Region
Location of Osturňa in the Prešov Region
Wikimedia Commons: Osturňa
Statistics: [1]
Website: http://osturna.e-obce.sk

Osturňa is a village and municipality in Kežmarok District in the Prešov Region of north Slovakia.[1] The village is traditionally inhabited by Rusyns, as one of their westernmost settlements (together with Malá Franková and Veľká Franková).


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.


In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1593.


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.


  1. ^ "Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic" (PDF). Výsledky SODB 2011. Štatistický úrad SR. Retrieved 9.8.2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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