Nové Mesto nad Váhom

Nové Mesto nad Váhom (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈnɔʋeː mestɔ ˈnad ʋaːɦɔm]; German: Neustadt an der Waag, Neustadtl, Waag-Neustadtl, Waagneustadtl, Waag-Neustadt; Hungarian: Vágújhely, Vág-Újhely) is a town in the Trenčín Region of Slovakia.

Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Town
Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary
Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary
Coat of arms of Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Nové Mesto nad Váhom is located in Trenčín Region
Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Location of Nové Mesto nad Váhom in the Trenčín Region
Nové Mesto nad Váhom is located in Slovakia
Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Nové Mesto nad Váhom (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°45′17″N 17°49′51″E / 48.75472°N 17.83083°E / 48.75472; 17.83083Coordinates: 48°45′17″N 17°49′51″E / 48.75472°N 17.83083°E / 48.75472; 17.83083
CountrySlovakia
RegionTrenčín
DistrictNové Mesto nad Váhom
First mentioned1263
Government
 • MayorJozef Trstenský
Area
 • Total32.583 km2 (12.580 sq mi)
Elevation
195 m (640 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31[1])
 • Total20,037
 • Density610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code
915 01
Area code(s)+421-32
Car plateNM
Websitewww.nove-mesto.sk

GeographyEdit

District town located at the northern edge of the Danubian Hills at the foothills of the northern end of the White Carpathians, on the Váh river. Other mountains nearby are the White Carpathian and the Považský Inovec. It is situated 27 km from Trenčín and 100 km from Bratislava and has an area of 32.583 km2. The Town parts are: Mnešice, Izbice, Javorinaská, Hájovky, Samoty, Luka, Centrum, Rajková (northern city), Záhumenice.

 
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Places of interestEdit

HistoryEdit

Lands in the place of today's Nové Mesto nad Váhom were inhabited in the prehistoric ages, as many artefacts from the Stone and Bronze Ages were discovered. In the local part Mnešice a prehistoric settlement was discovered.

The first written record about Nové Mesto nad Váhom was in 1263, when King Béla IV of Hungary granted freedoms for the loyalty during the Mongol invasions. It belonged to the Benedictine order, later to Matthew III Csák and others. It received its town privileges in 1550. Industry developed in the 19th century and was mainly focused at processing agricultural products.

SportEdit

Slovak Bandy Association has organised rink bandy practice in Nové Mesto nad Váhom.[2]

MonumentsEdit

  • Fortified Roman-Reneissance-Baroque Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary
  • Renaissance Vicariage Palace
  • Renaissance church fortification
  • Renaissance-Baroque Ghillanys' Palace (17th Century)
  • Renaissance Nadasdys' Palace (16th Century)
  • Protestant Church (1787)
  • St. Ondrej Church (1643)
  • Baroque Chapel in Hurbanova St. (18th Century)
  • Baroque St. Rochus Chapel (18th Century)
  • Plague Memorial on the main square (1696)
  • St. Florian Statue (1762)

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2001 census, the town had 21,327 inhabitants. 98.1% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 1.1% Czechs 0.6% Roma.[3] The religious make-up was 56% Roman Catholics, 23.3% people with no religious affiliation, and 13.8% Lutherans.[3]

TransportationEdit

  • Railway - the town lies on the most important trans-Slovak railway track Bratislava - Kosice and a local railway branch connects Nové Mesto nad Váhom with Veselí na Moravě in the Czech Republic; express trains stop at Nové Mesto nad Váhom Station. Fast trains Bratislava-Kosice route every one to two hours, regional trains to Bratislava, Žilina, Veselí na Moravě approximately ten times a day. Arriva Express Train connects the town with Prague and Nitra daily.
  • Road - main motorway D1 Bratislava - Zilina, local roads to Piešťany Spa, Trenčín, Stará Turá, Strání (SK-CZ state border)
  • Public transport in the town - blue local busses stop at all the stops in the town area; the town public transport bus service RED BUS line 1 (Hajovky-Centrum-Railway station/Bus station - Industrial zone/MILEX) and line 2 (Railway station/Bus station - Centrum - Mnešice)
  • Buses - blue local buses "SAD" join the town with all the villages within the district; the bus station is just right at the train station about 10 mins walk from the town centre; long-haul bus services join the town with all the important towns in Slovakia and Czech Republic
  • Airport - the nearest airport Piešťany Airport (PZY) no scheduled flights; scheduled flights from Bratislava M.R. Stefanik Airport (BTS) (100 km southwest, 55min. drive by motorway D1)
  • Taxi service - taxi stand at railway and bus station

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Nové Mesto nad Váhom is twinned with:[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ Poster for rink bandy practice[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2007-12-09.
  4. ^ "Deutsch, David B. Menahem Mandel". JewishEncyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  5. ^ "Donath, Leopold". JewishEncyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  6. ^ "Stricker, Salomon". JewishEncyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  7. ^ "Úvodná strana" (in Slovak). Nové Mesto nad Váhom. Retrieved 2019-09-03.

External linksEdit

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