Stará Turá

Stará Turá (German: Alt-Turn, Hungarian: Ótura) is a town in the Trenčín Region in western Slovakia.

Stará Turá
Town
The catholic church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Stará Turá
The catholic church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Stará Turá
Coat of arms of Stará Turá
Stará Turá is located in Trenčín Region
Stará Turá
Stará Turá
Location of Stará Turá in the Trenčín Region
Stará Turá is located in Slovakia
Stará Turá
Stará Turá
Stará Turá (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°46′36″N 17°41′46″E / 48.77667°N 17.69611°E / 48.77667; 17.69611Coordinates: 48°46′36″N 17°41′46″E / 48.77667°N 17.69611°E / 48.77667; 17.69611
CountrySlovakia
RegionTrenčín
DistrictNové Mesto nad Váhom
First mentioned1392
Area
 • Total50.942 km2 (19.669 sq mi)
Elevation
279 m (915 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31[1])
 • Total8,832
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code
916 01
Area code(s)+421-32
Car plateNM
Websitewww.staratura.sk

GeographyEdit

It is located in the Myjava Hills close to the Little Carpathians as well as the White Carpathians. It is situated 11 km (6.84 mi) from Nové Mesto nad Váhom to the west, 12 km (7.46 mi) from Myjava to the east and around 99 km (61.52 mi) from Bratislava to the north and has a population of 8,832 (2018) with an area of 50,942 km2 (19,668.82 sq mi).

HistoryEdit

The first written record about Stará Turá was in 1392, as a village belonging to the Čachtice Castle. It was part of it until feudalism ceased to exist in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Kingdom of Hungary.

In 1467, Matthias Corvinus promoted Stará Turá to the servile town (oppidum), boosting the town's economy. In 1848, the town was nearly destroyed by fire.

It is mentioned in the popular folk song Teče Voda, Teče.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2001 census, the town had 10,291 inhabitants. 97.4% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 1.7% Czechs and 0.2% Roma.[2] The religious make-up was 45.5% Lutherans, 27.3% Roman Catholics and 23.6% people with no religious affiliation.[2]

Famous peopleEdit

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Stará Turá is twinned with:[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2007-12-09.
  3. ^ KUBANOVIČ, Zlatko: Historický náhľad do dejín slovenských saleziánov (Od dona Bosca do roku 1924). Bratislava : Don Bosco, 2019. ISBN 978-80-8074-436-6. S. 283 – 284.
  4. ^ "Úvodná strana". staratura.sk (in Slovak). Stará Turá. Retrieved 2019-09-04.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Stará Turá at Wikimedia Commons