Tvrdošín (German: Turdoschin (rare); Hungarian: Turdossin; Polish: Twardoszyn) is a town in central Slovakia.

Tvrdošín
Town
Most Holy Trinity Church, Tvrdošín
Coat of arms of Tvrdošín
Tvrdošín is located in Slovakia
Tvrdošín
Tvrdošín
Location of Tvrdošín in Slovakia
Coordinates: 49°20′3.4″N 19°33′17.3″E / 49.334278°N 19.554806°E / 49.334278; 19.554806Coordinates: 49°20′3.4″N 19°33′17.3″E / 49.334278°N 19.554806°E / 49.334278; 19.554806
CountrySlovakia
RegionŽilina
DistrictTvrdošín
First mentioned1111
Government
 • MayorIvan Šaško
Area
 • Total56.553 km2 (21.835 sq mi)
Elevation
569 m (1,867 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31[1])
 • Total9,224
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
027 44
Area code(s)+421-43
Car plateTS
Websitewww.tvrdosin.sk

GeographyEdit

The town is located at the confluence of the Orava and Oravica rivers, 12 km (7 mi) from the Polish borders and cca. 32 km (20 mi) from Dolný Kubín. It consists of the boroughs of Krásna Hôrka, Medvedzie, and Tvrdošín.

HistoryEdit

The town was mentioned in the Zobor documents in 1111 and in the document of Béla III of Hungary in 1183. It received royal free town privileges in 1369.[2]

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2001 census, the town had 9,544 inhabitants. 99.03% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 0.53% Czechs and 0.19% Polish.[3] The religious make-up was 92.10% Roman Catholics, 4.84% people with no religious affiliation and 1.18% Lutherans.[3]

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Tvrdošín is twinned with:[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ (Slovak)
  3. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2008-02-17.
  4. ^ "Partnerské mestá". tvrdosin.sk (in Slovak). Tvrdošín. Retrieved 2019-09-08.

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