Smižany

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Smižany
Village
Smižany 1.JPG
Coat of arms
Country Slovakia
Region Košice
District Spišská Nová Ves
Tourism region Spiš
River Hornád
Elevation 485 m (1,591 ft)
Coordinates 48°57′20″N 20°31′45″E / 48.95556°N 20.52917°E / 48.95556; 20.52917Coordinates: 48°57′20″N 20°31′45″E / 48.95556°N 20.52917°E / 48.95556; 20.52917
Area 45.704 km2 (17.646 sq mi)
Population 8,423 (2005-12-31)
Density 184/km2 (477/sq mi)
Postal code 053 11
Area code +421-53
Car plate SN
Location of Smižany in Slovakia
Location of Smižany in Slovakia
Location of Smižany in the Košice Region
Location of Smižany in the Košice Region
Wikimedia Commons: Smižany
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.smizany.sk

Smižany is a large village and municipality in the Spišská Nová Ves District in the Košice Region of central-eastern Slovakia.

History[edit]

Excavations in Čingov, just south of the village, have found traces of Stone Age settlement. The village was settled by German settlers in 1242. There is a Romanesque church of the 13th century.

Geography[edit]

The village lies at an altitude of 485 metres and covers an area of 45.704 km². In 2011 had a population of 8698 inhabitants and is the largest municipality without a town status in Slovakia.

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