Partizánske

Partizánske (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈpartizaːnske] (listen), meaning “partisan town” formerly: Baťovany, Hungarian: Simony) is a town in Trenčín Region, Slovakia.

Partizánske
Town
Aerial view of the old part of Partizánske
Aerial view of the old part of Partizánske
Flag of Partizánske
Coat of arms of Partizánske
Nickname(s): 
Baťovka
Partizánske is located in Trenčín Region
Partizánske
Partizánske
Location of Partizánske in the Trenčín Region
Partizánske is located in Slovakia
Partizánske
Partizánske
Partizánske (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°37′33″N 18°22′22″E / 48.62583°N 18.37278°E / 48.62583; 18.37278Coordinates: 48°37′33″N 18°22′22″E / 48.62583°N 18.37278°E / 48.62583; 18.37278
CountrySlovakia
RegionTrenčín
DistrictPartizánske
Government
 • MayorPaedDr. Jozef Božik, PhD.
Area
 • Total22.29[2] km2 (8.61[2] sq mi)
Elevation
190[3] m (620[3] ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total21,176[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
958 01[3]
Area code(s)+421 38[3]
Car platePE
Websitewww.partizanske.sk

GeographyEdit

Partizánske is located in the northern part of the Danubian Hills around 55 km (34.18 mi) from Nitra and 131 km (81.40 mi) from the capital Bratislava, at the confluence of the Nitra and Nitrica rivers, near the Tribeč mountains.

HistoryEdit

Partizánske is a relatively young town. Its history starts in 1938–1939, when Jan Antonín Baťa of Zlín and his powerful network of companies built a shoe factory in the cadastral area of Šimonovany municipality. The newly created settlement for workers carried the name of Baťovany and was part of Šimonovany. With the growth of the factory, so grew the settlement. The whole municipality was renamed to Baťovany in 1948 and given town status. As a sign of recognition of local inhabitants fighting in the Slovak National Uprising, the town was renamed Partizánske on 9 February 1949.[5] The factory was renamed by communists to Závody 29. augusta (29 August works) and it produced 30 million pairs of shoes and employed around 10,000 people.[6] However, after a failed privatisation in the 1990s, only a fraction is left now.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2001 census, the town had 24,907 inhabitants. 97.71% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 0.69% Czechs and 0.35% Roma.[7] The religious makeup was 73.88% Roman Catholics, 18.07% people with no religious affiliation, and 2.95% Lutherans.[7]

Notable natives and residentsEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Partizánske is twinned with:[8]

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

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. ^ [1] (Slovak)
  6. ^ Michaela Stanková (2007-08-06). "Shoemaking: A troubled business". The Slovak Spectator. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
  7. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  8. ^ "Mesto Partizánske bude mať nových cezhraničných partnerov" (in Slovak). Partizánske. Retrieved 2019-09-03.

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