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Timelapse Poprad 2014
Published: 2014/09/30
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Hromadná nehoda D1 z Levoča do Poprad 20.04.2017
Hromadná nehoda D1 z Levoča do Poprad 20.04.2017
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: Lukáš Topoli
System Poprad
System Poprad
Published: 2016/04/17
Channel: Maciej Wasilewski
HK POPRAD - OFFICIAL HYMNA |2012|
HK POPRAD - OFFICIAL HYMNA |2012|
Published: 2012/09/08
Channel: HK Poprad
AquaCity Poprad Official Promo Video 2015
AquaCity Poprad Official Promo Video 2015
Published: 2015/06/18
Channel: AquaCity Poprad
Poprad High Tatras Slovakia
Poprad High Tatras Slovakia
Published: 2013/11/16
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Poprad
Published: 2012/07/02
Channel: Piotrek Wróblewski
POPRAD: TO JE VÝHĽAD!  Z KOMÍNA TATRAVAGÓNKY
POPRAD: TO JE VÝHĽAD! Z KOMÍNA TATRAVAGÓNKY
Published: 2014/11/04
Channel: Marek Vnenčák
POPRAD: PÁNI ROBOTNÍCI? KAM S TÝM CEMENTOM?
POPRAD: PÁNI ROBOTNÍCI? KAM S TÝM CEMENTOM?
Published: 2014/05/14
Channel: Marek Vnenčák
Hromadná dopravná nehoda Poprad
Hromadná dopravná nehoda Poprad
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: Bežné Videá
Poprad 2016 - spływ kajakowy - Polska z powietrza
Poprad 2016 - spływ kajakowy - Polska z powietrza
Published: 2016/08/28
Channel: Pawel Frysztak
POPRAD: TOTO NÁM UROBILO HANBU AKO HROM!
POPRAD: TOTO NÁM UROBILO HANBU AKO HROM!
Published: 2015/03/11
Channel: Marek Vnenčák
POPRAD POD SNEHOM: PADOL HISTORICKÝ REKORD
POPRAD POD SNEHOM: PADOL HISTORICKÝ REKORD
Published: 2015/02/02
Channel: Marek Vnenčák
POPRAD: DO TÝCHTO TOALIET MESTO INVESTOVALO 88-TISÍC EUR
POPRAD: DO TÝCHTO TOALIET MESTO INVESTOVALO 88-TISÍC EUR
Published: 2017/02/16
Channel: Marek Vnenčák
Vlaky Poprad-Tatry, 25.03.2017
Vlaky Poprad-Tatry, 25.03.2017
Published: 2017/05/06
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Štrbské Pleso - Poprad-Tatry
Štrbské Pleso - Poprad-Tatry
Published: 2014/07/13
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Rekreacne zariadenie Placuca skala 🏚 - Poprad - Ivan Donoval - 2016 - www.ivandonoval.eu -
Rekreacne zariadenie Placuca skala 🏚 - Poprad - Ivan Donoval - 2016 - www.ivandonoval.eu -
Published: 2017/02/12
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Slovenská Ves zábava Poprad Dimenzi club
Slovenská Ves zábava Poprad Dimenzi club
Published: 2016/08/28
Channel: Aneta Pechová
✈ Poprad-Tatry Airport ( LZTT ) ✈
✈ Poprad-Tatry Airport ( LZTT ) ✈
Published: 2013/06/27
Channel: Bo Ri
aquapark AquaCity Poprad - www.welcometoslovakia.net
aquapark AquaCity Poprad - www.welcometoslovakia.net
Published: 2010/07/04
Channel: Krajčovič jozef
Poprad dla przeciwlotników Wojsk Lądowych (Komentarz) #gdziewojsko
Poprad dla przeciwlotników Wojsk Lądowych (Komentarz) #gdziewojsko
Published: 2015/12/27
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TRAIN EXPERIENCE | Bratislava - Poprad/Tatry | REGIOJET Intercity
TRAIN EXPERIENCE | Bratislava - Poprad/Tatry | REGIOJET Intercity
Published: 2016/08/13
Channel: OnBoardHD - Flight Experience
43. Rallye Tatry Poprad 2016 - MopMan VideoRally
43. Rallye Tatry Poprad 2016 - MopMan VideoRally
Published: 2016/07/24
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Maroš Kuffa - kázeň (birmovanci Poprad 2016/2017)
Maroš Kuffa - kázeň (birmovanci Poprad 2016/2017)
Published: 2017/02/13
Channel: Rímskokatolícka farnosť Poprad
WIZZAIR lietadlo Poprad - Londýn
WIZZAIR lietadlo Poprad - Londýn
Published: 2015/06/28
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Poprad - narty i après-ski
Poprad - narty i après-ski
Published: 2016/09/05
Channel: portalnartypl
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Published: 2017/06/13
Channel: becom
Poprad Tatry Challenger 2017: doubles final, KOWALCZYK /MIES - MARGAROLI/WEISSBORN 6-3 7-6(3)
Poprad Tatry Challenger 2017: doubles final, KOWALCZYK /MIES - MARGAROLI/WEISSBORN 6-3 7-6(3)
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: Poprad - Tatry Challenger
SVETOVA LIGA POPRAD 2017
SVETOVA LIGA POPRAD 2017
Published: 2017/06/26
Channel: Honzo Blasko
Antonov in Poprad.avi
Antonov in Poprad.avi
Published: 2010/11/20
Channel: pefrant
Zabava poprad daša  24.03. 2017
Zabava poprad daša 24.03. 2017
Published: 2017/03/25
Channel: Tomas Dudus
Gipsy Culy Poprad  2014
Gipsy Culy Poprad 2014
Published: 2014/07/18
Channel: RM Studio
AquaCity Poprad
AquaCity Poprad
Published: 2015/04/10
Channel: Brothers Vine
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LOGIC x KONEX pozvánka na Gudlak Tour - Lučenec x Poprad - Tento víkend
Published: 2016/04/25
Channel: Milion+
Poprad - Nitra
Poprad - Nitra
Published: 2015/09/25
Channel: Televízia Poprad
Kriminalita v okrese Poprad
Kriminalita v okrese Poprad
Published: 2017/02/13
Channel: Televízia Poprad
Samenvatting WK Cyclocross 1999 - Poprad
Samenvatting WK Cyclocross 1999 - Poprad
Published: 2015/12/08
Channel: Herman Steensma
3AL klub Poprad
3AL klub Poprad
Published: 2017/02/21
Channel: Televízia Poprad
Futbal Poprad - Trnava
Futbal Poprad - Trnava
Published: 2017/06/04
Channel: Televízia Poprad
mbarry63 - 15.04.2017 - Poprad - Kvetnica
mbarry63 - 15.04.2017 - Poprad - Kvetnica
Published: 2017/04/17
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Poprad Tatry Challenger 2017 1R, interview, Martin KLIZAN (SVK) - Dominik SPROCH (SVK) 6-1 6-2
Poprad Tatry Challenger 2017 1R, interview, Martin KLIZAN (SVK) - Dominik SPROCH (SVK) 6-1 6-2
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: Poprad - Tatry Challenger
Volejbal Poprad - Stropkov
Volejbal Poprad - Stropkov
Published: 2016/12/18
Channel: Televízia Poprad
Chris Norman (Poprad, 12.6.2016)
Chris Norman (Poprad, 12.6.2016)
Published: 2016/06/20
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TLK Karpaty || Przejazd po "Kryniczance" - Rzeka Poprad, góry, lasy...
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Detská univerzita Poprad
Detská univerzita Poprad
Published: 2017/06/02
Channel: Televízia Poprad
IMMERGAS Europe, Poprad
IMMERGAS Europe, Poprad
Published: 2015/07/21
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FORUM POPRAD IMAGE FILM
Published: 2015/11/11
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Vlaky Poprad
Vlaky Poprad
Published: 2015/10/09
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Poprad/Tatry Airport(TAT) Wizz air to London Luton take off
Poprad/Tatry Airport(TAT) Wizz air to London Luton take off
Published: 2016/07/22
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Poprad
City
Stadscentrum Poprad - Slovakije.jpg
Central Poprad during winter
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 (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈpoprat]; 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 was since the Migration Period inhabited by Slavic settlers. The first written record dates from 16 March 1256 in the deed of donation of the Hungarian King Bela IV. 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. In the 17th century, the number of Germans began to decline. In January 1919 was this territory taken under the Czechoslovak control.

Poprad itself 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.

During World War II, Poprad was liberated on 28 January 1945 by troops of the Soviet 18th Army. After the war, with the development of winter sports, it became the starting point for expeditions to the High Tatras.

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
St. Egidius Square

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]

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]

Arena of the ice hockey club HK Aquacity ŠKP Poprad

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 capital, Prague, in 2012. Despite successful 2013/2014 seasons, club has ended due to financial problems. There is a number of former and current ice hockey players in NHL who were born in Poprad.[4]

There are many football stadia 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. The direct trains SuperCity Pendolino connects Poprad with Prague.

International Poprad–Tatry Airport from 1938, is an airport with the highest elevations in Central Europe. It also offers scheduled flights to London.[9]

Personalities[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[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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