|coat of arms||map|
|Kraj :||Nitriansky kraj|
|Area :||28,250 km²|
|Residents :||2,027 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||72 inhabitants per km²|
|Postal code :||956 22|
|Telephone code :||0 38|
|Geographic location :|
|License plate :||TO|
|Kód obce :||505374|
|Community type :||local community|
|Administration (as of November 2018)|
|Mayor :||Erika Nemešová|
|Address:||Obecný úrad Prašice
1. mája 142
956 22 Prašice
|Statistics information on statistics.sk|
Prašice (German Praschitze , Hungarian Nyitraperjés - until 1907 Prasic ) is a municipality and a town in the west of Slovakia , with a population of 2,027 (December 31, 2019). It belongs to the Okres Topoľčany , a district of the parent Nitriansky kraj .
Prašice is located in the northern part of the Slovakian Danube hill country , lower part Nitrianska pahorkatina (German Neutra hill country) on the brook Železnica . The Považský Inovec mountain range rises north of the main town . The center of the village is 12 kilometers from Topoľčany .
Administratively, the municipality consists only of the place Prašice, but the following districts belong to the municipality: Duchonka, Nový Svet and Okšov Mlyn.
Prašice was first mentioned in writing in 1245 as Periese , when the Gut-Keled family received the place from the Hungarian king Béla IV. In the second half of the 13th century it belonged to the Csák family, after the death of Matthäus Csák he became again royal possession. Later it belonged to the estate of Topoltschan or Tovarníky. In 1530 the place burned down after a Turkish attack. Pottery, sculpture, tailoring and shoemaking were particularly well developed in Prašice.
After 1918 the place in the Kingdom of Hungary ( Neutra County ) became part of Czechoslovakia. After the Second World War, thanks to the construction of the Duchonka resort, tourist traffic developed.
- Baroque Roman Catholic Church of St. James from 1758
- Chapel of the Seven Painful Virgin Mary from 1820
- Hunting lodge in the Duchonka district from 1930
- Monuments to the victims of the First and Second World Wars and those who fell during the SNP