Turzovka

Slovakia

Turzovka is a town in the Čadca DistrictŽilina Region in north-western Slovakia.

History

The present-day town was established in 1598 by a palatine of the Thurzó family. It gained town status in 1968.

This town became well known by the Marian apparitions reported by Matúš Lašut between 1958 and 1962.

Geography

Turzovka lies at an altitude of 471 metres (1,545 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 34.911 square kilometres (13.5 sq mi). It lies in the Kysuca river valley, surrounded by the mountain ranges of Beskydy and Javorníky.

Demographics

According to the 2010 census, the town had 7,802 inhabitants. The largest minority group were Czech 0.75% and Roma 0.27%. The religious make-up was 92.74% Roman Catholics and 0.2% Lutherans, most of others gave no affiliation.

Contact

Turzovka
email
msu@turzovka.sk
address
Center 178 023 54 TurzovkaCenter 178 023 54 Turzovka
phone
041-42 093 11