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Námestovo is a town in northern Slovakia. It is the capital and largest town of Námestovo District in the Žilina Region. its population was 8,094.EtymologyThe name is derived from a word námesta referring to a representative of Vlach settlers whose seat was in Námestovo. Alternatively, it could be derived from a personal name Namest .GeographyThe town is located under the Orava Highlands at the shores of the Orava reservoir, not far from the Polish border, around 15km from Tvrdošín and 30km from Dolný Kubín.HistoryThe town was mentioned in the 16th century, when the massive colonisation of Orava took place. It was growing quickly, thanks to its favourable location on the trade route to Poland. The town was burned down at the end of the World War II. The construction of the Orava reservoir affected the way of life in the town, as two-thirds of the town were inundated, including the town centre. Boom of the industry and the following apartment construction in the 1970s contributed to the growth of the town.Meteorite Magura Meteorite MaguraDemographicsAccording to the 2001 census, the town had 8,135 inhabitants. 98.65% of inhabitants were Slovaks and 0.65% Czechs. The religious makeup was 92.12% Roman Catholics, 4.95% people with no religious affiliation and 0.84% Lutherans.Customize your holiday with our Slovakia vacation planning website to create an adventure that suits you.
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