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Timelapse Poprad 2014
Timelapse Poprad 2014
DATE: 2014/09/30::
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HK POPRAD - OFFICIAL HYMNA |2012|
HK POPRAD - OFFICIAL HYMNA |2012|
DATE: 2012/09/08::
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Pharell Williams - Happy (WE ARE FROM POPRAD SLOVAKIA) #HAPPYDAY
Pharell Williams - Happy (WE ARE FROM POPRAD SLOVAKIA) #HAPPYDAY
DATE: 2014/03/31::
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Poprad
Poprad
DATE: 2012/07/02::
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aquapark AquaCity Poprad - www.welcometoslovakia.net
aquapark AquaCity Poprad - www.welcometoslovakia.net
DATE: 2010/07/04::
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POPRAD Polish self-propelled anti-aircraft missile
POPRAD Polish self-propelled anti-aircraft missile
DATE: 2012/04/10::
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AquaCity Poprad Official Promo Video 2015
AquaCity Poprad Official Promo Video 2015
DATE: 2015/06/18::
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HK Poprad - Thunderstruck
HK Poprad - Thunderstruck
DATE: 2015/03/08::
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Gipsy boys Poprad 2012 - nuda
Gipsy boys Poprad 2012 - nuda
DATE: 2012/05/22::
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Лев - Динамо 4:3Б / Lev Poprad - Dynamo 4:3SO
Лев - Динамо 4:3Б / Lev Poprad - Dynamo 4:3SO
DATE: 2011/11/30::
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Pozvánka na Silvester 2012 Poprad výkrik
Pozvánka na Silvester 2012 Poprad výkrik
DATE: 2012/12/03::
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Hokej Poprad - Trenčín 4 : 1
Hokej Poprad - Trenčín 4 : 1
DATE: 2014/09/19::
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POPRAD Zubr P anti-aircraft mobile GROM missile launcher short-range air defense system Poland army
POPRAD Zubr P anti-aircraft mobile GROM missile launcher short-range air defense system Poland army
DATE: 2014/12/27::
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Vlaky Poprad-Tatry, 18.12.2013
Vlaky Poprad-Tatry, 18.12.2013
DATE: 2014/01/10::
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HK POPRAD - HAKA RITUAL DANCE [OFFICIAL VIDEO HD]
HK POPRAD - HAKA RITUAL DANCE [OFFICIAL VIDEO HD]
DATE: 2012/03/11::
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Popoluska - muzikal Poprad - cast 1
Popoluska - muzikal Poprad - cast 1
DATE: 2015/06/02::
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SVADBA - zábava (Poprad / Svit) - kameraman - Ondrej Pitoňák - Robo Video / hudobná skupina - SPIRIT
SVADBA - zábava (Poprad / Svit) - kameraman - Ondrej Pitoňák - Robo Video / hudobná skupina - SPIRIT
DATE: 2014/12/02::
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POPRAD - KOŠICE atmosféra + bitka 2 - (6. štvrťfinálový zápas)
POPRAD - KOŠICE atmosféra + bitka 2 - (6. štvrťfinálový zápas)
DATE: 2013/03/16::
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Oficiálna hymna HC LEV Poprad
Oficiálna hymna HC LEV Poprad
DATE: 2011/09/17::
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Poprad spieval Nie sme zlí...
Poprad spieval Nie sme zlí...
DATE: 2015/05/24::
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Obchodná Akadémia Poprad 2013
Obchodná Akadémia Poprad 2013
DATE: 2013/11/26::
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Soła Oświęcim – Poprad Muszyna 1:1 (1:0)
Soła Oświęcim – Poprad Muszyna 1:1 (1:0)
DATE: 2015/05/25::
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CASOSBER DEMOLICE FORUM POPRAD
CASOSBER DEMOLICE FORUM POPRAD
DATE: 2014/10/12::
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Poprad 24 - FK Poprad - FK Slovan Duslo Šaľa 4:3
Poprad 24 - FK Poprad - FK Slovan Duslo Šaľa 4:3
DATE: 2015/05/21::
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FEARLESS CREW POPRAD 2014 - JUST ENJOY IT
FEARLESS CREW POPRAD 2014 - JUST ENJOY IT
DATE: 2015/01/25::
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Laser show in Aquacity Poprad, Slovakia HD (21.9.2013)
Laser show in Aquacity Poprad, Slovakia HD (21.9.2013)
DATE: 2013/09/25::
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Sting Poprad - Výstavba rodinného domu typu "C" z presných brúsených tehál
Sting Poprad - Výstavba rodinného domu typu "C" z presných brúsených tehál
DATE: 2012/11/20::
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Poprad 24 - Slovak Stars - St.Louis Blues Alumni 9:8 sn
Poprad 24 - Slovak Stars - St.Louis Blues Alumni 9:8 sn
DATE: 2014/08/20::
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HC Košice 5:4 HK Poprad 16.03.2015 - Semifinále play-off
HC Košice 5:4 HK Poprad 16.03.2015 - Semifinále play-off
DATE: 2015/03/16::
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Alenka a Jožko svadba reduta Poprad č.4
Alenka a Jožko svadba reduta Poprad č.4
DATE: 2014/11/25::
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Kradnutie triednej knihy - Stredná odborná škola technická Poprad 4.B
Kradnutie triednej knihy - Stredná odborná škola technická Poprad 4.B
DATE: 2015/01/14::
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Poprad 24 - Poprad - Nitra  - bitka pred štadiónom
Poprad 24 - Poprad - Nitra - bitka pred štadiónom
DATE: 2013/12/08::
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SSOŠ Poprad Veľká úvádza ... DOD 2014 (záznam)
SSOŠ Poprad Veľká úvádza ... DOD 2014 (záznam)
DATE: 2014/12/14::
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Antonov An-124 Ruslan in Poprad-Tatry Airport (LZTT), 27.12.2013
Antonov An-124 Ruslan in Poprad-Tatry Airport (LZTT), 27.12.2013
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Cabview Poprad-Tatry - Košice, Os 7811 - 163.123
Cabview Poprad-Tatry - Košice, Os 7811 - 163.123
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Hlásenie R 611 Považan / Poprad-Tatry 30.10.2013
Hlásenie R 611 Považan / Poprad-Tatry 30.10.2013
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Mikuláš POPRAD 5.12.2013 Ohňostroj
Mikuláš POPRAD 5.12.2013 Ohňostroj
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ELÁN The Best Of vol. 2 Poprad 22.5.2015
ELÁN The Best Of vol. 2 Poprad 22.5.2015
DATE: 2015/05/24::
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HK Poprad Hockey Haka
HK Poprad Hockey Haka
DATE: 2014/01/31::
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Gipsy Kamaro Poprad 2015
Gipsy Kamaro Poprad 2015
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Poprad - Michalovce 1:1
Poprad - Michalovce 1:1
DATE: 2015/03/21::
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4.A Grafik digitálnych médií - Pečatenie triednej knihy (SOŠ Technická Poprad)
4.A Grafik digitálnych médií - Pečatenie triednej knihy (SOŠ Technická Poprad)
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SC 240 PENDOLINO v stanici Poprad-Tatry
SC 240 PENDOLINO v stanici Poprad-Tatry
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Štrbské Pleso - Poprad-Tatry
Štrbské Pleso - Poprad-Tatry
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Inekafe - Pár sráčov bohatých [21.2.2015 Poprad]
Inekafe - Pár sráčov bohatých [21.2.2015 Poprad]
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Zarybianie Rzeki Poprad Głowacicą
Zarybianie Rzeki Poprad Głowacicą
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Kresťanská konferencia Poprad 25.10.2014
Kresťanská konferencia Poprad 25.10.2014
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GIPSY KAMARO POPRAD ZABAVA 2015
GIPSY KAMARO POPRAD ZABAVA 2015
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Summer Playboy Expres Pool Party EGO KMETO BURIAN 13.7.2013 - AquaCity Poprad Tatry
Summer Playboy Expres Pool Party EGO KMETO BURIAN 13.7.2013 - AquaCity Poprad Tatry
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Bohoslužby Poprad 29.9.2013
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For the river in Slovakia and Poland, see Poprad (river). For the airport, see Poprad-Tatry Airport.
Poprad
City
Stadscentrum Poprad - Slovakije.jpg
Country  Slovakia
Region Prešov
District Poprad
Tourism region Tatry
River Poprad
Elevation 672 m (2,205 ft)
Coordinates 49°03′34″N 20°17′51″E / 49.05944°N 20.29750°E / 49.05944; 20.29750Coordinates: 49°03′34″N 20°17′51″E / 49.05944°N 20.29750°E / 49.05944; 20.29750
Area 62.997 km2 (24 sq mi)
Population 55,042 (2006-12-31)
 - metro 100,000
Density 874 / km2 (2,264 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1250
Mayor Jozef Švagerko
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 058 01
Phone prefix 421-52
Car plate PP
Location in Slovakia
Location in Slovakia
Location in the Prešov Region
Location in the Prešov Region
Wikimedia Commons: Poprad
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: http://www.poprad.sk

Poprad (About this sound pronunciation ; Hungarian: Poprád, German: Deutschendorf) is a city in northern Slovakia at the foot of the High Tatra Mountains famous for its picturesque historic centre and as a holiday resort. It is the biggest town of the Spiš region and the tenth largest city in Slovakia with a population of approximately 55,000.

The Poprad-Tatry Airport is an international airport located just outside the city. Poprad is also the starting point of the Tatra Electric Railway (known in Slovak as Tatranská elektrická železnica), a set of special narrow-gauge trains (trams) connecting the resorts in the High Tatras with each other and with Poprad. Main line trains link Poprad to other destinations in Slovakia and beyond; in particular, there are through trains running from Poprad to Prague in the Czech Republic.

History[edit]

The territory belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary since the 10th century and was probably originally inhabited by Slavic settlers. It was colonized in the 13th century by German settlers and became the largely German town Deutschendorf meaning 'Germans' village'. From 1412 to 1770, as one of the Szepes towns, Poprad was pawned by the Kingdom of Hungary to the Kingdom of Poland, resulting in a strong Polish influence on the city's further development.

Poprad itself, the first written reference to which dates from 1256, was for 690 years (up until 1946) just one of several neighbouring settlements, which currently make up the modern city. The other parts of the current municipality are Matejovce (first reference 1251), Spišská Sobota (1256), Veľká (1268), and Stráže pod Tatrami (1276). The most significant of these original towns was Georgenberg (or Szepesszombat, now: Spišská Sobota), which preserved its dominant position in the area until the late 19th century.

In 1999, Poprad put in a bid to host the 2006 Winter Olympics, but lost to Turin, Italy.

Geography[edit]

Poprad lies at an altitude of 672 metres (2,205 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 63 square kilometres (24.3 sq mi).[1] It is located in northeastern Slovakia, about 110 kilometres (68 mi) from Košice and 330 kilometres (205 mi) from Bratislava (by road).

Poprad is situated on the Poprad River in the Sub-Tatra Basin, and is a gateway to the High Tatras. Mountain ranges around the city include the Levoča Hills in the east, Kozie chrbty in the south, and the Low Tatras in the southwest. The drainage divide between the Black Sea and Baltic Sea lies a bit to the west, near the village of Štrba.

Climate[edit]

Poprad lies in the north temperate zone and has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) with four distinct seasons. It is characterized by a significant variation between warm summers and cold winters.

Climate data for Poprad
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11.3
(52.3)
17.4
(63.3)
22.3
(72.1)
26.7
(80.1)
31.2
(88.2)
31.0
(87.8)
32.0
(89.6)
31.4
(88.5)
29.8
(85.6)
25.1
(77.2)
18.4
(65.1)
16.3
(61.3)
32
(89.6)
Average high °C (°F) −0.8
(30.6)
1.2
(34.2)
6.0
(42.8)
11.6
(52.9)
17.2
(63)
20.1
(68.2)
22.1
(71.8)
21.2
(70.2)
17.7
(63.9)
12.3
(54.1)
5.0
(41)
0.6
(33.1)
11.2
(52.2)
Average low °C (°F) −9.2
(15.4)
−7.5
(18.5)
−3.8
(25.2)
0.9
(33.6)
5.4
(41.7)
8.3
(46.9)
10.0
(50)
9.4
(48.9)
6.1
(43)
1.5
(34.7)
−2.8
(27)
−7.0
(19.4)
0.9
(33.6)
Record low °C (°F) −29.1
(−20.4)
−27.7
(−17.9)
−25
(−13)
−8.9
(16)
−5.0
(23)
−2.0
(28.4)
1.8
(35.2)
0.1
(32.2)
−6.5
(20.3)
−10.2
(13.6)
−19.5
(−3.1)
−27.6
(−17.7)
−29.1
(−20.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 23
(0.91)
22
(0.87)
27
(1.06)
48
(1.89)
74
(2.91)
86
(3.39)
73
(2.87)
65
(2.56)
52
(2.05)
43
(1.69)
36
(1.42)
27
(1.06)
576
(22.68)
Source: World Weather,[2] NOAA (extremes)[3]

Demographics[edit]

Poprad has a population of 55,158 (as of December 31, 2005). According to the 2001 census, 94.1% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 2.1% Romani, 1% Czechs, 0.2% Hungarians, 0.2% Germans, 0.1% Rusyns, 0.1% Ukrainians, and 0.1% Poles.[1] The religious make-up was 65.9% Roman Catholics, 16.8% people with no religious affiliation, and 7.3% Lutherans.[1]

Landmarks[edit]

Church in Spišská Sobota
Hockey arena of the ice hockey club HK Aquacity ŠKP Poprad

The historical centre is concentrated around the St. Egidius square (Námestie svätého Egídia), which is rimmed with houses predominantly from the 18th and 19th centuries. Churches in the city include the early-Gothic Catholic Church of St. Egidius from the late 13th century.

Another historical centre near Poprad is in Spišská Sobota, which was declared in 1953 to be a Town Monument Reserve. A significant landmark there is the Church of St. George, with five late-Gothic side altars and a main altar from the workshop of Master Paul of Levoča.

Modern places of interest include a new water park called AquaCity Poprad.

Government[edit]

Between 2003 and 2014, the mayor of Poprad was Anton Danko (former international ice-hockey referee). In the November 2014 municipal elections, he lost to Jozef Švagerko (KDH - Christian democrats).

Territorial division[edit]

Matejovce aerial view

The city is divided into six boroughs for the purpose of municipal administrative division:

  1. Staré Mesto ["Old Town"]
  2. Spišská Sobota
  3. Stráže
  4. Veľká
  5. Matejovce
  6. Kvetnica

Sport[edit]

Poprad currently has one ice-hockey club, HK Poprad. Lev Poprad was another ice hockey club in Poprad, who used to play in the KHL for one season but was moved to the Czech capitol, Prague, in 2012. Despite successful 2013/2014 seasons, club has ended due to financial problems. There is a number of former and current hockey players in NHL who were born Poprad.[4]

There are many football stadiums in Poprad, recently the stadium by AquaCity Poprad was reconstructed.

The local women's basketball club is ŽBK Whirlpool POPRAD. Their matches are played in Arena Poprad.

Education[edit]

The city's system of primary education consists of 12 public schools, and one religious primary school, enrolling in total 5,464 pupils.[5] Secondary education is represented by four grammar schools with 1,800 students,[6] three specialized high schools with 1,566 students,[7] and four vocational schools with 2,045 students (data as of 2007).[8]

Transport[edit]

Aerial view of the city with the airport

Poprad is a gateway of the High Tatra mountain range, which is a popular tourist destination. The city lies on the main road (E 50) and railway connecting western and eastern Slovakia.

Poprad-Tatry railway station links Poprad with other major destinations on Slovakia's standard gauge rail network, and with the mountains via the metre gauge Tatra Electric Railway.

Poprad-Tatry Airport offers scheduled flights to London.[9]

Personalities[edit]

St. Egidius Square

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

External links[edit]

Photos and videos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-04-27. Retrieved 2007-05-03. 
  2. ^ "Weather Information for Poprad". July 2011. Retrieved January 1, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Poprad Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ LegendsofHockey.net. "NHL Legends of Hockey". Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Prehľad základných škôl v školskom roku 2006/2007" (PDF) (in Slovak). Ústav informácií a prognóz školstva. 2006. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  6. ^ "Prehľad gymnázií v školskom roku 2006/2007" (PDF) (in Slovak). Ústav informácií a prognóz školstva. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  7. ^ "Prehľad stredných odborných škôl v školskom roku 2006/2007" (PDF) (in Slovak). Ústav informácií a prognóz školstva. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  8. ^ "Prehľad združených stredných škôl v školskom roku 2006/2007" (PDF) (in Slovak). Ústav informácií a prognóz školstva. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  9. ^ http://firmy.etrend.sk/firmy-nefinancny-sektor/lietat-z-popradu-do-londyna-sa-bude-uz-za-30-eur.html
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