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Revúca
former name Veľká Revúca
German: Groß-Rauschenbach
Hungarian: Nagyrőce
—  Town  —
Building of the Slovak Gymnazium

Coat of arms
Revúca District in the Banská Bystrica Region



Revúca is located in Slovakia
Revúca
Location of Revúca in Slovakia



Revúca is located in Banská Bystrica Region
Revúca
Location of Revúca in Banská Bystrica Region
Coordinates: 48°40′59″N 20°06′48″E / 48.68306, 20.11333
Country  Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Revúca
First mentioned 1243
Government
 • Mayor Eva Cireňová (SMER-SD, SNS, KDH)
Area
 • Total 38.87 km2 (15.01 sq mi)
Elevation 318 m (1,043 ft)
Population (31-12-2013)
 • Total 12 620
 • Density 324.67/km2 (840.9/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 050 01
Phone prefix 421-58
Website http://www.revuca.sk/

Revúca (former name Veľká Revúca; German: Groß-Rauschenbach; Hungarian: Nagyrőce) is a town in Revúca District, Banská Bystrica Region, Slovakia.Revúca is the seat of Revúca District.

History[]

The earliest written record of the existence of the town is from 1357. The iron industry was developing for more than 500 years. During the second half of the 19th century, Revúca became a centre of Slovak national revival. The first high school teaching in the Slovak language was founded in Revúca in 1862, but it was closed down by the Hungarian authorities in 1874 (see Magyarization). Both the original building of the high school (with the historical exposition) and the new building are the National Cultural Monuments. During the short period of its existence, the high school attracted many activists, writers, and politicians (Štefan Marko Daxner, Ján Francisci, Július Botto, Samuel Ormis, August Horislav Škultéty, Ivan Branislav Zoch) to the town.

Landmarks[]

The late Gothic Roman Catholic church of Saint Lawrence (Slovak: Kostol svätého Vavrinca) has a deacon built in the second half of the 15th century and a pre-built tower. Originally, the church had two towers, but the lower onewas dismantled after the fire in 1892. The main, pseudo-Gothic altar is decorated by table pictures depicting scenes from the life of Saint Quirin dated to about 1500.

Evangelic Classical Lutheran Church, a cultural monument. It was built in 1784–1785, the tower was built later in 1788. A commemorative board on the church is dedicated to the Slovak Lutheran grammar school- The first Slovak grammar school that was opened on September 16, 1862.

Surroundings[]

Revúca is a trailhead of several hiking trails leading to the Muránska planina National Park. Muráň Castle and Ochtiná Aragonite Cave are just a short drive from the town.

Demographics[]

Revúca has a population of 13,098 (as of December 31, 2005). According to the 2001 census, 92.1% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 4.1 Romani, and 2.2% Hungarians.[1] The religious makeup was 39.4% Roman Catholics, 34.5% people with no religious affiliation, and 19.8% Lutherans.[1]

Famous people[]

  • Gustáv Reuss - first Slovak science fiction writer
  • Gyula Rochlitz - famous architect, designer of Budapest's Keleti Pályaudvar (Eastern Railway Station)
  • Rudolf Viest - General, commander-in-chief in the Slovak National Uprising

International relations[]

Twin towns — Sister cities[]

Revúca is twinned with:

References[]

  1. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-11-16. http://web.archive.org/web/20071116010355/http://www.statistics.sk/mosmis/eng/run.html. Retrieved 2007-12-05. 

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