Rakša

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Rakša
Village
Rakša is located in Slovakia
Rakša
Rakša
Location of Rakša in Slovakia
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
CountrySlovakia
RegionŽilina
DistrictTurčianske Teplice
First mentioned1277
Area
 • Total11.738 km2 (4.532 sq mi)
Elevation
507 m (1,663 ft)
Population
 (2005-12-31)
 • Total222
 • Density19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Postal code
039 01
Car plateTR
Websitewww.raksa.sk

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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