Oščadnica

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Oščadnica
Village
Oščadnica kaštieľ.jpg
Manor in the village
Country Slovakia
Region Žilina
District Čadca
Elevation 474 m (1,555 ft)
Coordinates 49°26′N 18°53′E / 49.433°N 18.883°E / 49.433; 18.883Coordinates: 49°26′N 18°53′E / 49.433°N 18.883°E / 49.433; 18.883
Area 58.633 km2 (22.64 sq mi)
Population 5,699 (31 December 2004)
Density 97/km2 (251/sq mi)
First mentioned 1712
Postal code 023 01
Area code +421-41
Car plate CA
Location of Oščadnica in Slovakia
Location of Oščadnica in Slovakia
Location of Oščadnica in the Žilina Region
Location of Oščadnica in the Žilina Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Oščadnica is a village and municipality in Čadca District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia. The village is now a well known touristic resort, offering private apartments and agrobusiness. During the winter a ski resort Oščadnica-Veľká Rača is a popular destination.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1712.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 474 metres and covers an area of 58.634km². It has a population of about 5,700 people.