Turzovka

Turzovka is a town in the Čadca District, Žilina Region in north-western Slovakia.

Turzovka
Town
Chapel of the Virgin Mary
Chapel of the Virgin Mary
Flag of Turzovka
Coat of arms of Turzovka
Turzovka is located in Slovakia
Turzovka
Turzovka
Location of Turzovka in Slovakia
Coordinates: 49°24′10″N 18°37′19″E / 49.40278°N 18.62194°E / 49.40278; 18.62194Coordinates: 49°24′10″N 18°37′19″E / 49.40278°N 18.62194°E / 49.40278; 18.62194
CountrySlovakia
RegionŽilina Region
DistrictČadca District
First mentioned1598
Government
 • MayorĽubomír Golis
Area
 • Total34.911 km2 (13.479 sq mi)
Elevation
471 m (1,545 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31[1])
 • Total7,565
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
023 54
Area code(s)421-41
Car plateCA
Websitehttp://www.turzovka.sk

HistoryEdit

 
The Marian shrine dedicated to the Turzovka apparitions.

The present-day town was established in 1598 by a palatine of the Thurzó family. It gained town status in 1968.

This town became well known by the Marian apparitions reported by Matúš Lašut between 1958 and 1962.

GeographyEdit

Turzovka lies at an altitude of 471 metres (1,545 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 34.911 square kilometres (13.5 sq mi).[2] It lies in the Kysuca river valley, surrounded by the mountain ranges of Beskydy and Javorníky.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2010 census, the town had 7,802 inhabitants. The largest minority group were Czech 0.75% and Roma 0.27%.[3] The religious make-up was 92.74% Roman Catholics and 0.2% Lutherans, most of the others giving no affiliation.[4]

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Turzovka is twinned with:[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-01-30.
  3. ^ "Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic" (PDF). Obyvateľstvo trvalo bývajúce v obciach SR podľa národnosti, SODB 2011. Retrieved 10.8.2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic" (PDF). Obyvateľstvo trvalo bývajúce v obciach SR podľa náboženského vyznania, SODB 2011. Retrieved 10.8.2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "Partnerské mestá". turzovka.sk (in Slovak). Turzovka. Retrieved 2019-09-09.

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