Poltár is a town and municipality in the Poltár District in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia.

Poltár
Town
Turkish bridge in Poltár
Turkish bridge in Poltár
Coat of arms of Poltár
Poltár is located in Banská Bystrica Region
Poltár
Poltár
Location of Poltár in the Banská Bystrica Region
Poltár is located in Slovakia
Poltár
Poltár
Location of Poltár in Slovakia
Coordinates: 48°25′50″N 19°47′51″E / 48.43056°N 19.79750°E / 48.43056; 19.79750Coordinates: 48°25′50″N 19°47′51″E / 48.43056°N 19.79750°E / 48.43056; 19.79750
Country Slovakia
RegionBanská Bystrica
DistrictPoltár
First mentioned1246
Government
 • MayorMartina Brisudová
Area
 • Total30.52[2] km2 (11.78[2] sq mi)
Elevation
242[3] m (794[3] ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total5,235[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
987 01[3]
Area code(s)+421 47[3]
Car platePT
Websitewww.poltar.sk

GeographyEdit

The town is located in the Southern Slovak basin near the river Ipeľ, south of the Revúcka Hills, which is part of the Slovak Ore Mountains, around 18 km (11.18 mi) from Lučenec. It is home to a small production bespoke crystal maker called Slovglass Poltar that currently supplies Debenhams plc department stores in the UK and Ireland.[5]

HistoryEdit

Poltár was first mentioned in 1246 as silva Polta. It received town privileges in 1969.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2001 census, the town had 6,099 inhabitants. 97.49% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 0.95% Roma, 0.51% Hungarians and 0.41% Czechs.[6] The religious make-up was 50.14% Roman Catholics, 22.89% people with no religious affiliation and 20.79% Lutherans.[6]

PeopleEdit

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. ^ "Archived copy". www.slovglass.sk. Archived from the original on 24 February 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2007-12-28.

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