Nová Bystrica

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Nová Bystrica
Village
Múzeum kysuckej dediny-1.jpg
House in the open-air museum of Kysuce village
Country Slovakia
Region Žilina
District Čadca
Elevation 526 m (1,726 ft)
Coordinates 49°21′00″N 19°01′00″E / 49.35000°N 19.01667°E / 49.35000; 19.01667Coordinates: 49°21′00″N 19°01′00″E / 49.35000°N 19.01667°E / 49.35000; 19.01667
Area 125.261 km2 (48.364 sq mi)
Population 2,876 (2005-12-31)
Density 23/km2 (60/sq mi)
First mentioned 1662
Postal code 023 05
Area code +421-41
Car plate CA
Location of Nová Bystrica within Slovakia
Location of Nová Bystrica within Slovakia
Location of Nová Bystrica within the Žilina Region
Location of Nová Bystrica within the Žilina Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.novabystrica.sk

Nová Bystrica is a village and municipality in Čadca District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia, in the Kysuce region.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1662.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 526 metres and covers an area of 125.261 km². It has a population of about 2855 people. It is located in the Bystrica river valley.

Tourism[edit]

In the local part Vychylovka, around 4 km further north-east, tourists can find some interesting attractions: the switchback railway, open-air museum of Kysuce village, established in 1974 primarily to save buildings from the now non-existing villages Riečnica and Harvelka, which were inundated by the Nová Bystrica reservoir, though it contains buildings from the other villages as well. It has also protected Vychylovka banks on the local Vychylovka stream and Vychylovka rocks.

External links[edit]

Steam locomotive on the switchback railway