|• Mayor||Ivan Šaško (pron. 'Shashko')|
|• Total||56.553 km2 (21.835 sq mi)|
|Elevation||569 m (1,867 ft)|
|• Density||170/km2 (430/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Postal code||027 44|
The town is located at the confluence of the Orava and Oravica rivers, 12 km (7 mi) from the Polish borders and cca. 32 km (20 mi) from Dolný Kubín. It consists of the boroughs of Krásna Hôrka, Medvedzie, and Tvrdošín.
According to the 2001 census, the town had 9,544 inhabitants. 99.03% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 0.53% Czechs and 0.19% Polish. The religious make-up was 92.10% Roman Catholics, 4.84% people with no religious affiliation and 1.18% Lutherans.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Tvrdošín is twinned with:
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