Tvrdošín

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Tvrdošín
Town
Most Holy Trinity Church, Tvrdošín
Coat of arms of Tvrdošín
Coat of arms
Tvrdošín is located in Slovakia
Tvrdošín
Tvrdošín
Location of Tvrdošín in Slovakia
Coordinates: 49°20′3.4″N 19°33′17.3″E / 49.334278°N 19.554806°E / 49.334278; 19.554806Coordinates: 49°20′3.4″N 19°33′17.3″E / 49.334278°N 19.554806°E / 49.334278; 19.554806
CountrySlovakia
RegionŽilina
DistrictTvrdošín
First mentioned1111
Government
 • MayorIvan Šaško (pron. 'Shashko')
Area
 • Total56.553 km2 (21.835 sq mi)
Elevation569 m (1,867 ft)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total9,402
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code027 44
Area code(s)+421-43
Car plateTS
Websitewww.tvrdosin.sk

Tvrdošín (German: Turdoschin (rare); Hungarian: Turdossin; Polish: Twardoszyn) is a town in central Slovakia.

Geography[edit]

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.

History[edit]

The town was mentioned in the Zobor documents in 1111 and in the document of Béla III of Hungary in 1183. It received royal free town privileges in 1369.[1]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census, the town had 9,544 inhabitants. 99.03% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 0.53% Czechs and 0.19% Polish.[2] The religious make-up was 92.10% Roman Catholics, 4.84% people with no religious affiliation and 1.18% Lutherans.[2]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Tvrdošín is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Slovak)
  2. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2008-02-17.
  3. ^ "International cooperation". Valka. Retrieved 4 May 2014.

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