Plaveč, Stará Ľubovňa District

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Location
49°16'00"N
020°51'00"E
Country
 Slovakia
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Plaveč (Hungarian: Palocsa, Polish: Pławiec, German: Plautsch) is a village and municipality in Stará Ľubovňa District in the Prešov Region of northern Slovakia.

Etymology

Plavec (Polovtsian in Slovak) → Plaveč.

History

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1287. The ruins of the 13th century Plaveč Castle lie above the town, after a fire in 1856.

Geography

The municipality lies at an altitude of 488 metres and covers an area of 16.683 km². It has a population of about 1857 people.
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