Raková, Čadca District

Raková is a village and municipality in Čadca District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia.

Raková
Village
Coat of arms of Raková
Raková is located in Slovakia
Raková
Raková
Location of Raková in Slovakia
Coordinates: 49°26′35″N 18°44′4″E / 49.44306°N 18.73444°E / 49.44306; 18.73444Coordinates: 49°26′35″N 18°44′4″E / 49.44306°N 18.73444°E / 49.44306; 18.73444
CountrySlovakia
RegionŽilina Region
DistrictČadca District
First mentioned1658
Government
 • MayorAnton Heglas
Area
 • Total41.52 km2 (16.03 sq mi)
Elevation
427 m (1,401 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31[1])
 • Total5,537
 • Density130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
023 51
Area code(s)421-41
Car plateCA
Websitehttp://www.rakova.sk

HistoryEdit

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1658. The village is the birthplace of the writer and playwright Ján Palárik, who is honored by the annual Palárikova Raková event and who played a significant role in the Slovak nationalist movement in the 19th century.

GeographyEdit

The municipality lies at an altitude of 427 metres and covers an area of 41.52 km². It has a population of about 5,500 people.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.

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