Last modified: 2001-10-13 by jarig bakker
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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 toolbooth
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