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Plaveč, Stará Ľubovňa District

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Plaveč (Hungarian: Palocsa, Polish: Pławiec, German: Plautsch) is a village and municipality in Stará Ľubovňa District in the Prešov Region of northern Slovakia.

Etymology

Plavec (Polovtsian in Slovak) → Plaveč.[1]

History

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1287. The ruins of the 13th century Plaveč Castle lie above the town, after a fire in 1856.[2]

Geography

The municipality lies at an altitude of 488 metres and covers an area of 16.683 km². It has a population of about 1857 people.

References

  1. ^ Krajčovič, Rudolf (2014). "Z lexiky stredovekej slovenčiny s výkladmi názvov obcí a miest (48)". Kultúra slova (in Slovak). Martin: Vydavateľstvo Matice slovenskej (6): 331.
  2. ^ http://wikimapia.org/7597701/Plave%C4%8D-Castle

Coordinates: 49°16′N 20°51′E / 49.267°N 20.850°E / 49.267; 20.850

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Plaveč, Stará Ľubovňa District
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