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Myjava is a small city in Trencin region, just 10 kilometers away from the boundary with Czech Republic. It lies in Myjava Highlands, on the foothill of White Carpathian Mountains. The Myjava River flows through the town. From the point of view of tourism, the region is called Stredne Povazie (it lies between the region called Povazie on one side and Zahorie on the other).

The area of Myjava is 48.54 square kilometers. It lies in the altitude 325 metres above sea level. Myjava County covers the area of 326.55 square kilometers and it consists of 2 towns and 15 villages. The number of inhabitants in the town itself is something more than 13,000 and the density is 264 inhabitants per square kilometer (in the county it is around 30,000 with the density of 92 inhabitants per square kilometer). Most of the citizens are of Slovak nationality, the biggest national minority is the one of the Czechs (1.5 %). More than 50 % of people are of Protestant religion, around 15 % belong to Roman-Catholic and the rest are of no religion.

Myjava was established in 1586 and inhabited by two groups of people: refugees fleeing from Turks from the south of Slovakia and the group of people from southwest and north parts of the country (so called Walachian colonization wave). Myjava was connected with the name of protestant priest Daniel Krman (known also for his scientific and literary activities) in the 17th and 18th centuries. He is behind the oldest existing building in Myjava, original protestant church dating back to 1711. In 1848 inhabitants of Myjava were involved in the struggle for the liberation of the country that culminated into first Slovak Uprising. During the Uprising, on 19 September 1848, the first Slovak National Council was announced on public gathering. The building, where this happened (the house of Ms Koleny), is The Slovak National Council Museum today. A lot of people left Myjava and emigrated to mainly USA in the end of the 19th century. The town was completely rebuilt after the Second World War.

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