Rakša

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Rakša
Village
Country Slovakia
Region Žilina
District Turčianske Teplice
Elevation 507 m (1,663 ft)
Coordinates 48°53′N 18°53′E / 48.883°N 18.883°E / 48.883; 18.883Coordinates: 48°53′N 18°53′E / 48.883°N 18.883°E / 48.883; 18.883
Area 11.738 km2 (4.532 sq mi)
Population 222 (2005-12-31)
Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
First mentioned 1277
Postal code 039 01
Car plate TR
Location of Rakša in Slovakia
Location of Rakša in Slovakia
Location of Rakša in the Žilina Region
Location of Rakša in the Žilina Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Rakša is a village and municipality in Turčianske Teplice District in the Žilina Region of northern central Slovakia.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1277.

Famous Residents[edit]

Michal Miloslav Hodža, the famous Slovak national revivalist, priest, poet and linguist was born on 22 September 1811 in Rakša.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 507 metres and covers an area of 11.738 km². It has a population of about 219 people.

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