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Svidník city (Slovakia)

Svidník okres, Prešov region

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Svidník flag submitted through Rob Raeside, 4 Aug 1999

Svidník is in east Slovakia near the Polish border with 13.000 inhabitants.The town is situated in the northern part of the Nizke Beskydy mountains. The first record is from 1334 (Sudnici). In 1414 another Svidník  (Zuydnegh) was founded. Up to1943, Vysny (Upper) and Nizny (Lower) Svidník existed. Then they were united under the name of Svidník.In the winter of 1914-1915 both villages suffered under the battles of the Russian and Austria-Hungarian troops. However, World War  II took a  greater toll. In Dukla and Svidník thousands of Soviet, German as well as our soldiers are buried. There are some monuments to war. Svidník is the centre of the Ruthenians and Ukrainians of Eastern  Slovakia. (Source: the Svidník homepage.)
Jarig Bakker


Svidník Coat of Arms

Svidník Coat of Arms from http://www.tatrahome.sk/revue/erby/ . (!Link does not work any more!)