Štrba

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Štrba
Municipality
Štrba
Štrba
Coat of arms of Štrba
Coat of arms
Štrba is located in Prešov Region
Štrba
Štrba
Location of Štrba in Slovakia
Štrba is located in Slovakia
Štrba
Štrba
Štrba (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 49°04′N 20°04′E / 49.067°N 20.067°E / 49.067; 20.067Coordinates: 49°04′N 20°04′E / 49.067°N 20.067°E / 49.067; 20.067
Country Slovakia
RegionPrešov
DistrictPoprad
First mentioned1281
Area
 • Total43.463 km2 (16.781 sq mi)
Elevation
850 m (2,790 ft)
Population
(2010-12-31)
 • Total3,640
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Postal code
059 38
Area code(s)+421-52
Car platePP
Websitewww.strba.sk

Štrba is a village in the Poprad District, Prešov Region, northern Slovakia.[1] It is situated in the Sub-Tatra Basin, which separates the High Tatras and Low Tatras at the European continental divide between the Baltic and the Black Sea. It is approximately 16 km (10 mi.) west of the city of Poprad.

Etymology[edit]

Slovak Štrba, Štrbina—a narrow place (a gap, a cleft, etc).[2] The name is probably related to an old trade route between Liptov and Spiš. The Hungarian (1321 Csorba/Chorba) and the German name (1431 Tschirban) come from the Slovak.[2]

History[edit]

Historical records first mention Štrba in 1280. The village owns the lands around the mountain glacial lake, and now resort, of Štrbské pleso, to which it gave its name. Locals had started to profit from the construction of High Tatras facilities at the end of 19th century.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 829 metres and covers an area of 43.463 km². It has a population of 3,653 people. Its detached borough of Tatranská Štrba hosts the Štrba railway station, the valley terminus of the Štrbské Pleso - Štrba rack railway, and a stop on one of Slovakia's major railways. The mountain resort settlement of Štrbské Pleso also belongs to the village.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic" (PDF). Výsledky SODB 2011. Štatistický úrad SR. Retrieved 2012-09-08.
  2. ^ a b Rábik, Vladimír (2012). Kapitoly z osídlenia Slovenska v stredoveku I. Nemecké osídlenie 2. (Zvolenská, Turčianska,, Liptovská a Oravská župa) (in Slovak). Filozofická fakulta Trnavskej univerzity v Trnave. p. 66 ISBN=978-80-8082-554-6.CS1 maint: Missing pipe (link)
  3. ^ Štrbské Pleso patrí mestu Štrba (Štrbské Pleso belongs to the town of Štrba) - newspaper Pravda, 3 May 2007 (in Slovak)

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