Vlkolínec

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Vlkolínec
Village
Street in Vlkolínec
Street in Vlkolínec
Vlkolínec is located in Slovakia
Vlkolínec
Vlkolínec
Location of Vlkolínec in Slovakia
Coordinates: 49°02′30″N 19°16′30″E / 49.04167°N 19.27500°E / 49.04167; 19.27500Coordinates: 49°02′30″N 19°16′30″E / 49.04167°N 19.27500°E / 49.04167; 19.27500
CountrySlovakia
RegionŽilina
DistrictRužomberok
MunicipalityRužomberok
Area
 • Total7.97 km2 (3.08 sq mi)
Elevation
718 m (2,356 ft)
Population
 • Total13
 • Density1.6/km2 (4.2/sq mi)
Websitewww.vlkolinec.sk
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official nameVlkolínec
Criteriaiv, v
Reference622
Inscription1993 (17th Session)

Vlkolínec is a village under the administration of the town of Ružomberok in Slovakia. Historically, however, it was a separate village. The first written mention of the village came from 1376 and after 1882 it became part of Ružomberok. Its name is probably derived from the Slovak word "vlk", i. e. wolf.

Vlkolínec has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993, and is one of ten Slovak villages that have been given the status of a folk architecture reservations. This status was granted because the village is an untouched and complex example of folk countryside architecture of the region of the Northern Carpathians.

Vlkolínec, situated in the centre of Slovakia, is a remarkably intact settlement with the traditional features of a Central European village. It is the region’s most complete group of these kinds of traditional log houses, often found in mountainous areas. The village consists of more than 45 log houses each of them made up of two or three rooms. A wooden belfry from the 18th century as well as the baroque chapel has also been preserved. Houses No. 16 and 17 are turned into a folk museum with all the instruments of daily life and work.

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  • "Vlkolínec". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 2009-06-29.

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