Podbiel

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Podbiel
Village
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Coat of arms
Country Slovakia
Region Žilina
District Tvrdošín
Elevation 555 m (1,821 ft)
Coordinates 49°19′N 19°29′E / 49.317°N 19.483°E / 49.317; 19.483Coordinates: 49°19′N 19°29′E / 49.317°N 19.483°E / 49.317; 19.483
Area 19.293 km2 (7.45 sq mi)
Population 1,258 (2004-12-31)
Density 65/km2 (168/sq mi)
First mentioned 1564
Postal code 027 42
Car plate TS
Location of Podbiel in Slovakia
Location of Podbiel in Slovakia
Location of Podbiel in the Žilina Region
Location of Podbiel in the Žilina Region
Wikimedia Commons: Podbiel
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Podbiel is a village and municipality in Tvrdošín District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia. It contains a beautiful set of traditional wooden cottages, which have been declared a folk architecture preservation area.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1564.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 555 metres and covers an area of 19.293 km². It has a population of about 1255 people.

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