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Senica city hall.jpg
City hall of Senica
Coat of arms
Country Slovakia
Region Trnava
District Senica
Tourism region Záhorie
River Teplica
Elevation 208 m (682 ft)
Coordinates 48°40′50″N 17°22′00″E / 48.68056°N 17.36667°E / 48.68056; 17.36667Coordinates: 48°40′50″N 17°22′00″E / 48.68056°N 17.36667°E / 48.68056; 17.36667
Area 50.316 km2 (19.427 sq mi)
Population 20,860 (31 December 2005)
Density 415 / km2 (1,075 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1256
Mayor Branislav Grimm
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 905 01
Area code +421-34
Car plate SE
Location of Senica in Slovakia
Location of Senica in Slovakia
Location of Senica in the Trnava Region
Location of Senica in the Trnava Region
Wikimedia Commons: Senica
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Senica (German: Senitz, Hungarian: Szenice) is a town in Trnava Region, western Slovakia. It is located in the north-eastern part of the Záhorie lowland, close to the Little Carpathians.


Senica's history is closely related with the Branč castle, built in 1251–1261. It was first mentioned in 1256 and received its city privileges in 1396, confirmed in 1463 and 1492. The city was affected by Turkish wars, anti-Habsburg uprisings and reformation and counter-reformations in the 17th century. In 1746, it became seat of the district within the Nitra county.[1]


According to the 2001 census, the city had 21,253 inhabitants. 96.40% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 1.56% Czechs, 0.84% Roma and 0.14 Hungarians.[2] The religious makeup was 47.28% Roman Catholics, 31.18% people with no religious affiliation, and 17.03% Lutherans.[2]


A significant silk-making company is based in Senica. The company was established in 1954. The name was ″Slovenský hodváb" and from 2005 is stopped the viscose rayon production and after merging the company with company Kord to Slovkor, it continues only with production of Synthetic fiber for technical purposes. In February 2014 was demolished the factory chimney,[3] which dominated the city more than half century and was visible from long distance. The demolition is on YouTube[4]

OMS lighting, one of the biggest luminaire companies in East-Central Europe, is also based in Senica. With around 1000 employees and exporting 98% of its production to more than 100 countries, the company is a referent in the city economy.

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