Strečno

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Strečno
Village
Obec strecno.jpg
Strečno village viewed from Strečno castle
Country Slovakia
Region Žilina
District Žilina
River Váh
Elevation 360 m (1,181 ft)
Coordinates 49°11′17″N 18°52′02″E / 49.18806°N 18.86722°E / 49.18806; 18.86722Coordinates: 49°11′17″N 18°52′02″E / 49.18806°N 18.86722°E / 49.18806; 18.86722
Area 13.175 km2 (5.087 sq mi)
Population 2,648 (2004)
Density 201/km2 (521/sq mi)
Postal code 013 24
Area code +421-41
Car plate ZA
Location of Strečno in Slovakia
Location of Strečno in Slovakia
Location of Strečno in the Žilina Region
Location of Strečno in the Žilina Region
Wikimedia Commons: Strečno

Strečno is a village and municipality in the Žilina District in the Žilina Region in North Slovakia. It is located by the Váh River in the Malá Fatra Mts. Situated 7 km east from Žilina, Strečno is most famous for its gothic castle ruins.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1300. The castle, built in the beginning 14th century by Matthew III Csák was destroyed in 1698.

During World War II, participants of the Slovak National Uprising and German Army clashed in brutal battles in the gorges of Strečno.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 360 metres and covers an area of 13.175 km². It has a population of about 2648 people.

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