- Liptovský Mikuláš
name = Liptovský Mikuláš
category = Town
etymology = church dedicated to St. Nicholas
image_caption = Centre of Liptovský Mikuláš
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country = Slovakia
region = Žilina
district = Liptovský Mikuláš
parent = Liptov
parent_type = Tourism region
river = Váh
elevation = 577
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area = 70.109
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established_type = First mentioned
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mayor = Ján Blcháč
map_caption = Location in Slovakia
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map_locator = Slovakia
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map1_caption = Location in the Žilina Region
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map1_locator = Žilina Region
commons = Liptovský Mikuláš
statistics = [http://www.statistics.sk/mosmis/eng/prvav2.jsp?txtUroven430505&lstObec510262&Okruhzaklad MOŠ/MIS]
website = http://www.mikulas.sk/
Liptovský Mikuláš (Audio|Sk-Liptovskymikulas.ogg|pronunciation; until 1952 "Liptovský Svätý Mikuláš", _de. Liptau-Sankt-Nikolaus; _hu. Liptószentmiklós) is a
townin northern Slovakia, on the VáhRiver. It lies in the Liptovregion, in Liptov Basin near the Low Tatraand Tatra mountains. Liptovský Mikuláš is also known as town of guilds and culture.
The town of Mikuláš was mentioned first in the royal deed of King Ladislaus IV in 1286. The first written record mentioning the Church of Saint Nicolaus which was to become the founding element of a larger settlement dates back to 1299. The Church of Saint Nicolaus is the oldest building in the town of Liptovský Mikuláš.
Mikuláš was one of the most important centre of crafts in the Liptov region. The craftsmen formed guilds. The oldest guild was shoemaker's guild mentioned in 1508. There were also other guilds: the guild of smiths, furriers, tailors, hatters, butchers.
In 1677, Liptovský Mikuláš became seat of the local district, as well as
Liptovcounty. The legendary Slovak "Robin Hood" Juraj Jánošíkwas sentenced and executed here in 1713. In the 19th century, the town became one of the centres of the Slovak national movement.
In the 20th century, many once independent villages were annexed to Liptovský Mikuláš.
The town is one of the most famous tourist centres in Slovakia because of its rich cultural life and also it is perfect starting point for tourists, from where one can go to the Low Tatras (Demänová valley) with well-known caves such as the
Demänová Ice Caveor Demänová Cave of Freedom, or to the Western Tatras, for the folk architecture to Vlkolínecnear Ružomberok, or Pribylinafew kilometres east of the town, and for recreation can be used Liptovská Maralake and since 2004 a new aquapark called "Aquapark Tatralandia". The area is also famous due to its locality close to the biggest ski resort in Slovakia, Jasná. Many modern lifts and recent additions to its infrastructure have meant it has become over the last few years a popular ski centre for many western tourists.
According to the 2001
census, the town had 33,007 inhabitants. 94.07% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 2.30% Roma, 2.10% Czech and 0.28% Hungarians.cite web | title = Municipal Statistics | publisher = Statistical Office of the Slovak republic | url = http://www.statistics.sk/mosmis/eng/run.html | accessdate = 2007-12-28] The religious make-up was 34.48% Roman Catholics, 32.26% people with no religious affiliation, and 26.85% Lutherans.
MHk 32 Liptovský Mikulášplays in the Slovak Extraliga.
There is also the oldest water slalom areal in Slovakia.
Liptovský Mikuláš is located near the main Slovak D1 motorway, as well on the main railroad from
Bratislavato Košice. The closest international airport is in Poprad. The town also has its own public transport with 13 lines operating.
Opava, Czech Republic
Slovenske Konjice, Slovenia
Jozef Božetech Klemens(1817), painter
Ján Levoslav Bella(1843), composer
Samuel Fischer(1859), publisher
Aurel Stodola(1859), physicist
Slavoljub Eduard Penkala(1871), engineer, inventor
Martin Rázus(1888, Vrbica), author, politician
Ivan Stodolapoet, dramatist, doctor
Janko Kráľ, poet
Janko Alexy(1894), painter
Koloman Sokol(1902), painter
Ladislav Hanus(1907), philosopher, theologian, author
Michal Martikán(1979), sportsman
Peter Sejna(1979), AHL/ NHLplayer
Milan Jurčina(1983), NHLplayer
* [http://www.mikulas.sk/lm.php?t=2&m=1 Official website]
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