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Svidník (German: Oberswidnik, , Ukrainian: Свидник, Hungarian: Felsővízköz) is a town in eastern Slovakia, the capital of the Svidník District in the Prešov Region. It has a population of around 11,000.

Svidník
Town
Panorama of Svidník
Panorama of Svidník
Coat of arms of Svidník
Coat of arms
Svidník is located in Prešov Region
Svidník
Svidník
Location of Svidník in Slovakia
Svidník is located in Slovakia
Svidník
Svidník
Svidník (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 49°18′20″N 21°34′04″E / 49.30556°N 21.56778°E / 49.30556; 21.56778Coordinates: 49°18′20″N 21°34′04″E / 49.30556°N 21.56778°E / 49.30556; 21.56778
Country Slovakia
RegionPrešov
DistrictSvidník
First mentioned1330
Government
 • MayorJán Holodňák
Area
 • Total19.921 km2 (7.692 sq mi)
Elevation
230 m (750 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31[1])
 • Total10,873
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
089 01
Area code(s)+421-54
Car plateSK
Websitewww.svidnik.sk

There is a monumental Soviet Army Memorial in the city, in memory of Battle of the Dukla Pass.

GeographyEdit

It is located in the Ondava Highlands, at the confluence of Ondava and Ladomírka rivers, located around 20 km (12.43 mi) from the Dukla Pass (Polish border) and around 55 km (34.18 mi) north-east of Prešov.

HistoryEdit

 
Soviet Army Memorial

The town arose in 1944 by merger of two formerly independent municipalities of Nižný Svidník and Vyšný Svidník. The first written mention stems from 1355 as Scyuidnyk.

DemographicsEdit

According to a 2001 census, the town had 12,428 inhabitants. 79.60% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 13.04% were Rusyns, 4.07% were Ukrainian, 1.50% were of Romani descent and 0.39% were Czechs.[2] The religious make-up was 41.10% Greek Catholics, 25.82% Orthodox, 24.13% Roman Catholics, 5.17% people with no religious affiliation and 0.93% Lutherans.[2]

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Svidník is twinned with:[3]

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 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  3. ^ "Družobné vzťahy". svidnik.sk (in Slovak). Svidník. Retrieved 2019-09-04.

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