|Elevation||200 m (656 ft)|
|Area||15.028 km2 (6 sq mi)|
|Density||922 / km2 (2,388 / sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||990 01|
Veľký Krtíš (before 1927 Veľký Krtýš, Hungarian: Nagykürtös) is a town in southern Slovakia, situated in the historical Novohrad region. The town's most important economic sectors are mining and agriculture.
The town was first mentioned in the second half of the 13th century, although the name Krtíš first appeared in 1245 under name Curtus (Latin).
Veľký Krtíš lies at an altitude of 200 metres (656 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 15.028 square kilometres (5.8 sq mi). It is situated in the Krupinská planina, at the foothills of Javorie, around 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of the Hungarian border and around 75 kilometres (47 mi) south of Banská Bystrica.
According to the 2001 census, the town had 14,013 inhabitants. 86.93% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 6.20% Hungarians, 2.06% Roma and 0.78% Czechs. The religious make-up was 54.26% Roman Catholics, 21.58% people with no religious affiliation and 16.00% Lutherans.
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