Spišské Podhradie

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Spišské Podhradie
Town
View on Spišské Podhradie from Spiš Castle
View on Spišské Podhradie from Spiš Castle
Coat of arms of Spišské Podhradie
Coat of arms
Spišské Podhradie is located in Slovakia
Spišské Podhradie
Spišské Podhradie
Location of Spišské Podhradie in Slovakia
Coordinates: 49°00′00″N 20°45′06″E / 49.00000°N 20.75167°E / 49.00000; 20.75167Coordinates: 49°00′00″N 20°45′06″E / 49.00000°N 20.75167°E / 49.00000; 20.75167
CountrySlovakia
RegionPrešov
DistrictLevoča
First mentioned1249
Government
 • MayorMVDr. Michal Kapusta
Area
 • Total24.94 km2 (9.63 sq mi)
Elevation
430 m (1,410 ft)
Population
(2006)
 • Total3,826
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Postal code
05304
Area code(s)+421-53
Car plateLE
Websitewww.spisskepodhradie.sk

Spišské Podhradie (German: Kirchdrauf; Hungarian: Szepesváralja) is a town in Spiš in the Prešov Region of Slovakia. Its population is 3,826.

Spišské Podhradie is situated at the foot of the hill of Spiš Castle. It had a Zipser German settlement, with its own church and priest, in 1174. Just above, and adjacent to, the town is the ecclesiastical settlement of Spišská Kapitula (hence an old German name Kirchdorf, meaning "church town"). The town contains a number of Renaissance merchants' houses. It also has one of the few remaining synagogue buildings (now disused) in the region.

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