Liptó (county)


Liptó (county)

Infobox Former Subdivision
native_name = Liptó Vármegye
conventional_long_name = Liptó County
common_name = Liptó
subdivision = County
nation = the Kingdom of Hungary
p1 =
s1 = Czechoslovakia
flag_s1 = Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg
year_start = 15th century
event_end = Treaty of Trianon
year_end = 1920
date_end = June 4




capital = Liptószentmiklós
stat_area1 = 2246
stat_pop1 = 86900
stat_year1 = 1910
today = Slovakia
footnotes = Liptovský Mikuláš is the current name of the capital.

Liptó (Slovak:"Liptov", Hungarian: "Liptó", German: "Liptau", Polish: "Liptów", Latin: "Liptovium") is the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is presently in northern Slovakia. Today, Liptov is only an informal designation of the corresponding territory.

Geography

Liptó county shared borders with the Austrian land Galicia and the Hungarian counties Árva (Orava), Turóc (Turiec), Zólyom (Zvolen), Gömör-Kishont (Gemer-Malohont) and Szepes (Spiš). The county's territory was situated along the upper Váh river between the High Tatras and the Low Tatras. Its area was 2,247 km² around 1910.

Today, the territory of the former Liptó county largely corresponds to the Ružomberok District and Liptovský Mikuláš District in northern Slovakia. Three villages (Liptovská Teplička, Štrba and Štrbské Pleso) are now in the Poprad District.

Capitals

The capitals of the county were the Liptó Castle and the villages of Liptovská Mara and Nemecká Ľupča (Partizánska Ľupča), and since 1677 the capital was Liptovský Mikuláš.

History

Liptó county as a Hungarian comitatus arose before the 15th century. In the aftermath of World War I, the area became part of newly formed Czechoslovakia, as recognized by the concerned states in the 1920 Treaty of Trianon.

Demographics

Population by language (1910 census):
*Slovak = 78,098
*Hungarian = 4,365
*German = 2,591

ubdivisions

In the early 20th century, the subdivisions of Liptó county were:


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