Raková, Čadca District

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Location
49°26'35"N
018°44'03"E
Country
 Slovakia
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Description

Raková is a village and municipality in Čadca District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia.

History

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1658. The village is the birthplace of the writer and playwright Ján Palárik, who is honored by the annual Palárikova Raková event and who played a significant role in the Slovak nationalist movement in the 19th century.

Geography

The municipality lies at an altitude of 427 metres and covers an area of 41.52 km2. It has a population of about 5,500 people.
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