Mikulovce

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Mikulovce
Mikulovce
Town
The námestie sv. Jonkirda (St. Jonkird Square)
Coat of arms
CountryLitvania
 • RegionMichenský kráj
 • DistrictMikulovce
NationalitiesLitvanians (98%), other (2%)
DemonymMikulovínok
Government
 • PrimátorMichál Trešner
 • Mestská samosprávaKarolina Bukorová
Elevation130 m (426.5 ft)
Population
 • Estimate (2015)30,500
 • Census (2010)30,213
Postal CodeTBD
Telephone Code+(250) 11
Metronone
Tramnone
Buses5 lines
Website[1]

Mikulovce (Nikolian: Mikolov, Egalian: Michélara) is a town in southeastern Litvania. It is the seat of the Mikulovce district within the Michenian region of the country. It is historically the capital of the Iloš region, in the floodplain and watershed of the Topoľa river, in the foothills of the Luavian Highlands. The entire historical centre is categorized as a Ulethan Heritage Site since 2002. It currently maintains a stable population of 30,000 inhabitants.

History

The first mention of the town goes back to the 12th century, during the constant fighting between the Litvanians against Egalians. It was first mentioned as "Michélara" by a Egalian writer who entered the town when the Egalians' conquest of Litvania was beginning.

Geography

The town is located on the foothills of the Luavian Highlands, on the Topoľa river. The surrounding area is a floodplain, with little forest cover due to that.

Landmarks

There are many places worth visiting in Mikulovce.

  • Katedra sv. Jonkirda (St. Jonkird's Cathedral)
  • Mestská radnica (Communal house)
  • Staré mesto (Old town)

Municipalities

The Mikulovce district is divided into the following municipalities:

  • Ráda nad Topoľou
  • Mikulovská Stará Ves
  • Konáre pri Mikulovcoch
  • Svätý Juraj
  • Kresnica

Demographics

The majority of the population of the town are Litvanians, with a 98% dominance. The rest are mainly Drabantians, Egalians, and other ethnic minorities. The majority is Orthodox Christic, with a small Mazanic group of people.

Sibling towns

The following towns have been paired with Mikulovce: