Raková, Čadca District

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Location of Čadca District in the Žilina Region

Raková is a village and municipality in Čadca District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia.


In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1658. The village is the birthplace of the writer and playwright Ján Palárik, who is honored by the annual Palárikova Raková event and who played a significant role in the Slovak nationalist movement in the 19th century.


The municipality lies at an altitude of 427 metres and covers an area of 41.571 km². It has a population of about 5120 people.

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Coordinates: 49°27′N 18°44′E / 49.450°N 18.733°E / 49.450; 18.733