Svrčinovec

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Svrčinovec
Village
Country Slovakia
Region Žilina
District Čadca
Tourism region Severné Považie
River Čierňanka
Elevation 432 m (1,417 ft)
Coordinates 49°28′52″N 18°47′38″E / 49.48111°N 18.79389°E / 49.48111; 18.79389Coordinates: 49°28′52″N 18°47′38″E / 49.48111°N 18.79389°E / 49.48111; 18.79389
Area 15.736 km2 (6.076 sq mi)
Population 3,472 (2008-12-31)
Density 221/km2 (572/sq mi)
First mentioned 1658
Mayor Juraj Strýček
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 023 12
Area code +421-41
Car plate CA
Location in Slovakia
Location in Slovakia
Location in the Žilina Region
Location in the Žilina Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.svrcinovec.sk

Svrčinovec is a village and municipality in Čadca District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1658.

In October 1938, the village was annexed by the Polish Army, in wake of the annexation of Zaolzie region to the Second Polish Republic.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 432 metres and covers an area of 15.736 km².

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census, the village had 3 382 inhabitants. 98,29% of inhabitants were Slovaks and 0,98% Czech.[1] The religious make-up was 97,37% Roman Catholics and 0,98% people with no religious affiliation.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Retrieved 2010-11-24.