Vrbov (German: Menhardsdorf) is a village and municipality in the Kežmarok District in the Prešov Region of Slovakia.[1]

Vrbov
Municipality
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Vrbov is located in Slovakia
Vrbov
Vrbov
Location of Vrbov in Slovakia
Coordinates: 49°05′N 20°26′E / 49.083°N 20.433°E / 49.083; 20.433Coordinates: 49°05′N 20°26′E / 49.083°N 20.433°E / 49.083; 20.433
CountrySlovakia
RegionPrešov
DistrictKežmarok
Population
 (2004-12-31)
 • Total1,224
Postal code
059 72
Car plateKK

HistoryEdit

The first surviving mention was in a charter from 1251, when the Slavic village of Werbew was noted in a description of boundaries. In 1268, the German village "villa Menhardi" was noted. The two villages merged around 1271 and the resulting small town had a German character till 1945 when the German population was expelled.

Economy and infrastructureEdit

Vrbov is a big village with touristic infrastructure. There are several accommodation facilities including pensions and camping site. Cultural sightseeings are classical evangelical and gothic Catholic churches as well as renaissance belfry from 17th century.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic" (PDF). Výsledky SODB 2011. Štatistický úrad SR. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 12, 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2012.

Menhard/Vrbov: Ein Dorf in der Oberzips. Ivan Chalupecky & kol. Kezmarok: Vivit 2005.

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