Church in Spišská Belá
|Elevation||626 m (2,054 ft)|
|Area||33.94 km2 (13.10 sq mi)|
|Density||182/km2 (471/sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||059 01|
The town was first mentioned in historical records in 1263. The town received town rights in 1271. Scientist and inventor Joseph Petzval was born here in 1807. The town center has been designated an historic district. The church in the center of the square was built in the 15th century. The tower next to the church was dedicated to when to town received town rights back in 1271.
The town and municipality lies at an altitude of 631 metres and covers an area of 33.94 km². It has a population of about 6,189 people.
According to the 2001 census, the town had 6,136 inhabitants. 94.82% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 3.18% Roma, 0.31% Czechs and 0.26% Germans. The religious makeup was 85.46% Roman Catholics, 4.61% people with no religious affiliation, 3.49% Lutherans and 1.22% Greek Catholics.
- Joseph Petzval, scientist and inventor
Twin towns — Sister cities
Spišská Belá is twinned with:
- Official website (Slovak)
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