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Poltár (časť Zelené) - Turecký most -a.jpg
Turkish bridge in Poltár
Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Poltár
Tourism region Novohrad
River Ipeľ
Elevation 240 m (787 ft)
Coordinates 48°25′50″N 19°47′51″E / 48.43056°N 19.79750°E / 48.43056; 19.79750Coordinates: 48°25′50″N 19°47′51″E / 48.43056°N 19.79750°E / 48.43056; 19.79750
Area 30.45 km2 (11.76 sq mi)
Population 5,929 (2005)
Density 195/km2 (505/sq mi)
First mentioned 1246
Mayor Pavel Hrončák
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 987 01
Area code +421-47
Car plate PT
Poltár is located in Banská Bystrica Region
Location of Poltár in the Banská Bystrica Region
Poltár is located in Slovakia
Poltár (Slovakia)
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: http://www.poltar.sk

Poltár is a town and municipality in the Poltár District in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia.


The town is located in the Southern Slovak basin near the river Ipeľ, south of the Revúcka Hills, which is part of the Slovak Ore Mountains, around 18 km (11.18 mi) from Lučenec. It is home to a small production bespoke crystal maker called Slovglass Poltar that currently supplies Debenhams plc department stores in the UK and Ireland. https://web.archive.org/web/20100224010435/http://www.slovglass.sk/


Poltár was first mentioned in 1246 as silva Polta. It received town privileges in 1969.


According to the 2001 census, the town had 6,099 inhabitants. 97.49% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 0.95% Roma, 0.51% Hungarians and 0.41% Czechs.[1] The religious make-up was 50.14% Roman Catholics, 22.89% people with no religious affiliation and 20.79% Lutherans.[1]



  1. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2007-12-28.

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