Slovakia facts and history in brief
Slovakia a central European republic, formerly part of Czechoslovakia.
Occupies an area of 49,035 sq km and is bounded by Poland, Ukraine,
Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic and dominated by the Carpathian
mountains, with the the Gerlach Shield at a height of 2,655 m.
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facts and history in brief
Levoca is a city with a population of about
15,000 is in the Spis district,
and a thriving trading centre on the Via Magna.
The towns history goes back to 1249 as Leucha.
Lõcse as it was known in the Kingdom of Hungary
was settled by Germans from Saxony and was declared
a free royal borough in 1323.
Levoca's citizens and craftsmen traded with Old Hungary,
Poland and as far as Venice.
Later Levoca became the regional centre of the Renaissance
and humanism in Old Hungary.
Levoca experienced a slow decline when the Kosice-Bohumin
railway line avoided the city.
Since 1996 Levoca is the district
administration centre again.
Hui Chin and I had a good look around
and everything checked out alright.
The walled in city has many interesting
buildings and monuments in the city centre.
You can click on these photos for an enlargement.
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