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Strečno (Slovakia)

Žilina okres, Žilina region

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Strečno flag

[Strecno flag] by Gunnar Staack, resized by Rob Raeside, 22 May 2000

The village of Strečno is situated at the diving line of the Turčianska a Žilinská Basin in the area of the flow the river Váh through the range of mountains called the Malá Fatra. The beautiful scenery together with the two neighbouring castles provide an exceptional landscape within the territory of Slovakia. The village is situated in the altitude of 360 meters and the first written record comes from 1321 since there was a tool-booth there. Traces of the existence of the man were found here, going back to the beginning of our era, there was a Slavic settlement here in the 9th century and till 1848 Strečno formed an integral part of the estate of the Strečno Castle, one part of the village belonged to the yeoman families of the Hranostajs and the Račajs. The settlement has 2499 inhabitants.
Information from the Tourist Channel.
Jarig Bakker, 29 Sep 2001


Strečno coat of arms

[Strecno Coat of Arms] image from this site, located by Jarig Bakker, 29 Sep 2001