Turček (German: Turz) is a village and municipality in Turčianske Teplice District in the Žilina Region of northern central Slovakia.


In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1371.[citation needed] The village belonged to a German language island. The German population was expelled in 1945.


The municipality lies at an altitude of 660 metres and covers an area of 53.011 km². It has a population of about 694 people.

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Coordinates: 48°45′30″N 18°54′40″E / 48.75833°N 18.91111°E / 48.75833; 18.91111