Myjava (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmijaʋa]; historically also Miava, German: Miawa, Hungarian: Miava) is a town in Trenčín Region, Slovakia.

Myjava
Town
Myjavacentrum.jpg
Coat of arms of Myjava
Myjava is located in Trenčín Region
Myjava
Myjava
Location of Myjava in the Trenčín Region
Myjava is located in Slovakia
Myjava
Myjava
Myjava (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°44′57″N 17°33′52″E / 48.74917°N 17.56444°E / 48.74917; 17.56444Coordinates: 48°44′57″N 17°33′52″E / 48.74917°N 17.56444°E / 48.74917; 17.56444
CountrySlovakia
RegionTrenčín
DistrictMyjava
Founded1586
Government
 • MayorPavel Halabrín
Area
 • Total48.54[2] km2 (18.74[2] sq mi)
Elevation
313[3] m (1,027[3] ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total10,842[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
907 01[3]
Area code+421 34[3]
Car plateMY
Websitewww.myjava.sk

GeographyEdit

It is located in the Myjava Hills at the foothills of the White Carpathians and nearby the Little Carpathians. The river Myjava flows through the town. It is 10 km away from the Czech border, 35 km from Skalica and 100 km from Bratislava.

HistoryEdit

The settlement was established in 1533 and was colonized by two groups of inhabitants: refugees fleeing from the Ottomans in southern Upper Hungary (today mostly Slovakia) and inhabitants from north-western and northern Upper Hungary.

During the Revolutions of 1848, the first Slovak National Council met in the town as a result of the Slovak Uprising. Today, the house of their meeting is now part of the Museum of the Slovak National Councils, a part of the Slovak National Museum network.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2001 census, 95.5% of the inhabitants were Slovaks, 1.5% Czechs and 0.4% Roma.[5] The religious makeup was 51.4% Lutherans, 28.2% people with no religious affiliation and 14.2% Roman Catholics.[5]

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Myjava is twinned with:[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Počet obyvateľov podľa pohlavia - obce (ročne)". www.statistics.sk (in Slovak). Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. 2022-03-31. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  2. ^ a b "Hustota obyvateľstva - obce [om7014rr_ukaz: Rozloha (Štvorcový meter)]". www.statistics.sk (in Slovak). Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. 2022-03-31. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  3. ^ a b c d "Základná charakteristika". www.statistics.sk (in Slovak). Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. 2015-04-17. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  4. ^ a b "Hustota obyvateľstva - obce". www.statistics.sk (in Slovak). Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. 2022-03-31. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  5. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2007-11-06.
  6. ^ "Hodnotiaca správa programového rozpočtu mesta Myjava k 31. 12. 2018" (PDF). myjava.sk (in Slovak). Myjava. p. 20 (53). Retrieved 2019-09-05.
  7. ^ "Sister City signs spring up around Little Falls". August 26, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2022. {{cite news}}: Unknown parameter |source= ignored (help)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Myjava at Wikimedia Commons