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Encyclopedia > Spisska Nova Ves

Spišská Nová Ves (-Slovak, German: (Zipser) Neu(en)dorf, Hungarian: Igló, Romany Noveysis) is a city in the Košice Region of Slovakia. The city is located southeast of the High Tatras in the Spiš region and is the seat of the Spišská Nová Ves District (okres). As of 2002 the population was 39,193. Romany (or Romani) is the language of the Roma and Sinti, travelling peoples often referred to in English as gypsies. They came originally from the Indian Subcontinent or what is now, northern India and parts of Pakistan, and their language belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European... 8: KoÅ¡ice Region The KoÅ¡ice Region (Slovak: KoÅ¡ický kraj) is one of the eight Slovak administrative regions. ... High Tatra (in Slovak: Vysoke Tatry, in Polish: Tatry Wysokie) is a part of the Eastern Tatra Mountains on the border of Slovakia and Poland. ... SpiÅ¡ (-Slovak; Latin: Scepusium, Polish: Spisz, German: Zips, Hungarian: Szepes) is the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. ... Slovakia is subdivided into 8 kraje (singular - kraj, usually translated as regions, but actually meaning rather county), each of which is named after their principal city. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Tourist attractions nearby include Spiš Castle and the Slovak Paradise National Park.


History

Settlement in the city's region dates as far back as the Neolithic age. The settlement was included within the state of Great Moravia. By the 12th century at the latest a Slovak settlement known as Iglov was located at the city's current location. Carpathian Germans founded a neighboring settlement known as Neudorf ("New Town") in the 13th century. Iglov and Neudorf were amalgamated into one town in the second half of the 13th century. The Neolithic, (Greek neos = new, lithos = stone, or New Stone Age) was a period in the development of human technology that is traditionally the last part of the Stone Age. ... Great Moravia (Old Church Slavonic approximately Велья Морава, Czech Velká Morava, Slovak Veľká Morava, Latin Magna Moravia) was a Slav state existing on the territory of present-day Moravia and Slovakia between 833 and the early 10th century. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... Carpathian Germans (German: Karpatendeutsche, Slovak: karpatskí Nemci), sometimes simply called Slovak Germans (German: Slowakeideutsche), is the name for a group of German language speakers on the territory of present-day Slovakia. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ...


The town received market rights in the 14th century and grew to become an important market town. It became an official mining town in 1380 and had the largest street market in all Slovakia. It was also a member of the Union of 24 Spiš Towns. From 1412-1778 the town was pawned to Poland, and in 1778 became the capital of the Province of 16 Spiš Cities (see Spiš). This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right}. It is housed in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. As a means of recording the passage of time, the 14th century was that century which lasted from 1301 to... Events September 8 - Battle of Kulikovo - Russian forces under Grand Prince Dmitrii Ivanovich defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols (the Golden Horde), stopping their advance at Kulikovo. ... Events End of the reign of Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan. ... 1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... SpiÅ¡ (-Slovak; Latin: Scepusium, Polish: Spisz, German: Zips, Hungarian: Szepes) is the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. ...


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