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15 Interesting Facts About Poprad

Facts About Poprad

  • Poprad is the biggest town of the Spiš region and the tenth-largest city in Slovakia
  • Poprad is the starting point of the Tatra Electric Railway.
  • The first written record dates from March 16, 1256, in the deed of donation of the Hungarian King Bela IV. It was colonized in the 13th century by German settlers and became the largest German town Deutschendorf meaning ‘Germans’ village’.
  • Poprad was liberated on January 28, 1945, by troops of the Soviet 18th Army.
  • Poprad lies at an altitude of 672 metres (2,205 ft) above sea level.
  • Poprad is a city in northern Slovakia at the foot of the High Tatra Mountains.
  • Poprad covers an area of 63 square kilometres.
  • Poprad is situated on the Poprad River in the Sub-Tatra Basin and is a gateway to the High Tatras.
  • The city is divided into six boroughs for the purpose of municipal administrative division: Staré Mesto, Spišská Sobota, Stráže, Veľká, Matejovce & Kvetnica.
  • The Estimated Population of Poprad is 52,000.
  • Poprad is twinned with Ústí nad Orlicí, Czech Republic; Zakopane, Poland; Vysoké Tatry, Slovakia; Szarvas, Hungary & Oulu, Finland.
  • Poprad lies in the north temperate zone and has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) with four distinct seasons.
  • Poprad essentially came into existence in the 13th century, when the king of Hungary invited German colonists to settle in a region of isolated farming.
  • The present name of Poprad appears in the oldest known act of 1256.
  • Since 1938, The International Poprad–Tatry Airport, is an airport with the highest elevations in Central Europe.
Facts About Poprad
Facts About Poprad

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