Spišské Podhradie

Spišské Podhradie (German: Kirchdrauf, Hungarian: Szepesváralja) is a town in Spiš in the Prešov Region of Slovakia. Its population is 3,775.

Spišské Podhradie
Kirchdrauf
Town
View of Spišské Podhradie and Spiš Castle in the background
View of Spišské Podhradie and Spiš Castle in the background
Coat of arms of Spišské Podhradie
Spišské Podhradie is located in Slovakia
Spišské Podhradie
Spišské Podhradie
Location of Spišské Podhradie in Slovakia
Coordinates: 49°00′00″N 20°45′06″E / 49.00000°N 20.75167°E / 49.00000; 20.75167Coordinates: 49°00′00″N 20°45′06″E / 49.00000°N 20.75167°E / 49.00000; 20.75167
CountrySlovakia
RegionPrešov
DistrictLevoča
First mentioned1249
Government
 • MayorMVDr. Michal Kapusta
Area
 • Total24.94[2] km2 (9.63[2] sq mi)
Elevation
448[3] m (1,470[3] ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total3,775[1]
Postal code
053 04[3]
Area code+421 53[3]
Car plateLE
Websitewww.spisskepodhradie.sk

Spišské Podhradie is situated at the foot of the hill of Spiš Castle. It had a Zipser German settlement, with its own church and priest, in 1174. Just above, and adjacent to, the town is the ecclesiastical settlement of Spišská Kapitula (hence an old German name Kirchdorf, meaning "church town"). The town contains a number of Renaissance merchants' houses. It also has one of the few remaining synagogue buildings (now disused) in the region. The Sivá Brada cold water spring is located nearby.

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Spišské Podhradie is twinned with:

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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.

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