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Námestovo
Námestovo
(Hungarian: Námesztó; Polish: Namiestów) is a town in northern Slovakia. It is the capital and largest town of Námestovo District in the Žilina Region. As of 2005[update] its population was 8,094.

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1 Etymology 2 Geography 3 History 4 Demographics 5 Pictures 6 People 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Etymology[edit] The name is derived from a word námesta (a representative, a deputy; like modern Slovak námestník or Czech náměstek) referring to a representative of Vlach settlers whose seat was in Námestovo.[1] Alternatively, it could be derived from a personal name Namest (a less probable theory).[1] Geography[edit] The town is located under the Orava Highlands
Orava Highlands
at the shores of the Orava reservoir, not far from the Polish border, around 15 km (9.32 mi) from Tvrdošín
Tvrdošín
and 30 km (18.64 mi) from Dolný Kubín. History[edit] The town was mentioned in the 16th century, when the massive colonisation of Orava took place. It was growing quickly, thanks to its favourable location on the trade route to Poland. The town was burned down at the end of World War II. The construction of the Orava reservoir affected the way of life in the town, as two-thirds of the town were inundated, including the town centre. Boom of the industry and the following apartment construction in the 1970s contributed to the growth of the town. Meteorite Magura Meteorite Magura Demographics[edit] According to the 2001 census, the town had 8,135 inhabitants. 98.65% of inhabitants were Slovaks
Slovaks
and 0.65% Czechs.[2] The religious makeup was 92.12% Roman Catholics, 4.95% people with no religious affiliation and 0.84% Lutherans.[2] Pictures[edit]

Sunset above Orava dam lake

Námestovo
Námestovo
in winter

Námestovo
Námestovo
in autumn

People[edit]

Jozef Kabaň Dušan Tittel Anton Bernolák

See also[edit]

Namestovo church

References[edit]

^ a b Krajčovič, Rudolf (2013). "Z lexiky stredovekej slovenčiny s výkladmi názvov obcí a miest (38)". Kultúra slova (in Slovak). Martin: Vydavateľstvo Matice slovenskej (3): 92.  ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 

External links[edit]

The Town
Town
of Námestovo
Námestovo
(in Slovak)

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Municipalities of Námestovo
Námestovo
District

Námestovo

Babín Beňadovo Bobrov Breza Hruštín Klin Krušetnica Lokca Lomná Mútne Novoť Oravská Jasenica Oravská Lesná Oravská Polhora Oravské Veselé Rabča Rabčice Sihelné Ťapešovo Vasiľov Vavrečka Zákamenné Zubrohlava

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