Poprad

Poprad, which is the third largest town of eastern Slovakia is located in the broad steady, highly situated valley on both sides of the Poprad River.

Within the radius of 50 km from Poprad, there are four national parks, each one of a different character, four mineral springs, and four various caves.

These natural wonders are even strengthened by a Gothic explosion in the Spiš region, which during the Medieval times culminated in the extraordinary enhancement and it is epitomized by the town of Levoča, 25 km apart from Poprad, which has been proud of not only the tallest wooden Gothic altar in the world, but also almost untouched urban medieval structure.

The real history of the town started even in the Ancient times. Actually, since that period, life at the territory has not stopped. Working tools, pottery, weapons – thus, all the preserved evidence result in the fact that at this area and its close surroundings, a busy trading activities had been pulsing as far as milleniums before Christ and has not stopped even after the Epoch overrun.

Poprad currently has approximately 55,000 inhabitants. Currently, the political scene of the Poprad Town has been active, based on the principles of plurality and democracy, which have their historical roots in this region. Since the 14th century, the Poprad Town has developed through centuries as the multinational whole, with a certain nationality predominance – Slovak, German, Hungarian, Polish, or Croatian, etc.The prevailing positions of the industry, hiring major part of the population, belong to the heavy industry in Poprad, till 1990.

Municipal self-government has realized the town position, which determines it to become a center of tourism in the SubTatra area.

 

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