Fiľakovo


Fiľakovo

Geobox | Settlement
name = Fiľakovo
other_name = Fülek
category = Town



image_caption = Fiľakovo Castle


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etymology =
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motto =
nickname =
country = Slovakia
country_

state =
region = Banská Bystrica
district = Lučenec
commune =
municipality =
part =
river =
location =
elevation = 192
lat_d = 48
lat_m = 16
lat_s = 06
lat_NS = N
long_d = 19
long_m = 49
long_s = 29
long_EW = E
coordinates_type = region:SK_type:city
highest =
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lowest =
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area = 16.18
area_round = 2
population = 10362
population_date = 2005-12-31
population_density = auto
established = 1242
established_type = First mentioned
mayor =
timezone =
timezone_DST =
postal_code = 98601
area_code = +421-47
code = LC
code_type = Car plate
free =



map_background = Slovakia - background map.png map_caption = Location of Fiľakovo in Slovakia
map_locator = Slovakia
map1 = Banská Bystrica Region - outline map.svg
map1_background = Banská Bystrica Region - background map.png map1_caption = Location of Fiľakovo in the Banská Bystrica Region
map1_locator = Banská Bystrica Region
commons = Fiľakovo
statistics = [http://www.statistics.sk/mosmis/eng/prvav2.jsp?txtUroven430606&lstObec511391&Okruhzaklad MOŠ/MIS]
website = [http://www.filakovo.sk/index_uk.htm www.filakovo.sk]
footnotes =

Fiľakovo ( _hu. Fülek, _de. Fülleck) is a town in the Banská Bystrica Region of south-central Slovakia. Historically it was part of the Nógrád ("Novohrad") region.

Geography

It is located in the Cerová vrchovina mountains, in the valley of the "Belina" river, located around 20 km from the Hungarian city of Salgótarján, 85 km from Banská Bystrica, and around 220 km from Bratislava.

History

The first written record of the town, along with the Fiľakovo Castle is from 1242, where the castle withstood the Mongol invasions. It is mentioned in 1246 as "Filek". In 1423 the town received municipal privileges. In 1553 the town with castle fell to the Turks and was seat of a sanjak until 1593, when it was reconquered by the Imperial troops. However, it fell once more to the Turks in 1669 and the town along with the castle was burned down in 1682 by troops of Imre Thököly. After the Treaty of Trianon in 1920 the town came under the rule of Czechoslovakia. It belonged to Hungary again in years 1938–1945 after the First Vienna Award.

Demographics

According to the 2001 census, ethnic groups included 64.40% Hungarians, 30.19% Slovaks, and 4.03% Roma. The religion make-up was as follows: 77.52% Roman Catholic, 11.82% without denomination, 3.21% not specified and others.cite web | title = Municipal Statistics | publisher = Statistical Office of the Slovak republic | date = | url = http://www.statistics.sk/mosmis/eng/run.html | accessdate = 2007-09-29]

People

* Kovács Péter Garp, graphic, art, photographer
* Sándor Büchler, rabbi, historian
* Frank Lowy, Australian businessman
* Allan Vilhan alias Cargo Cult

References

External links

* [http://www.filakovo.sk/index_uk.htm Fiľakovo website]


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