Partizánska Ľupča

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Partizánska Ľupča (until 1945 Nemecká Ľupča, Hungarian: Németlipcse, German: Deutschliptsch) is a large village and municipality in Liptovský Mikuláš District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia.

Etymology[edit]

The name Ľupča is derived from Slavic personal name with a root Ľub.[1] Lipche/Lypche (Lipcse) are already Hungarized forms because of contemporary practice of the Royal Estate, however also these forms were sometimes again Slovakized in medieval documents (e.g. Lipcza). The etymological adjective "Nemecká" (German) Ľupča referenced to the ethnic composition of the town in the middle ages. After World War II it was changed to "Partizánska" (Partisan) Ľupča thanks to its active participation in the Slovak National Uprising.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1252.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 568 metres and covers an area of 92.403 km². It has a population of about 1200 people.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Štefánik, Martin; Lukačka, Ján, eds. (2010). Lexikón stredovekých miest na Slovensku [Lexicon of Medieval Towns in Slovakia] (PDF) (in Slovak). Bratislava: Historický ústav SAV. p. 312. ISBN 978-80-89396-11-5. 

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Coordinates: 49°04′N 19°26′E / 49.067°N 19.433°E / 49.067; 19.433