|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). It was ruled by Ottoman Empire between 1554 and 1594 and again between 1596 and 1686 as part of Filek sanjak, its centre was Rim Sonbat. After Treaty of Trianon it became part of Czechoslovakia except Hungarian rule between 1938 and 1945.
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.
- Krajčovič, Rudolf (2005). Živé kroniky miest a obcí [Living Chronicles of Towns and Villages] (in Slovak). Bratislava: Literárne a informačné centrum. p. 126. ISBN 80-88878-99-3.
- "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on January 11, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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