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Turecká (Slovakia)
Basic data
State : Slovakia
Kraj : Banskobystrický kraj
Okres : Banská Bystrica
Region : Horehrony
Area : 10.163 km²
Residents : 147 (Dec 31, 2019)
Population density : 14 inhabitants per km²
Height : 610  m nm
Postal code : 976 02 (Post Office Staré Hory )
Telephone code : 0 48
Geographic location : 48 ° 51 '  N , 19 ° 5'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 50 '55 "  N , 19 ° 5' 10"  E
License plate : BB
Kód obce : 557269
Community type : local community
Administration (as of November 2018)
Mayor : Ivan Janovec
Address: Obecný úrad Turecká
976 02 Staré Hory
Website: www.obecturecka.sk
Statistics information on statistics.sk

Turecká (Hungarian Török ) is a small community in the Okres Banská Bystrica within the Banskobystrický kraj in Slovakia with about 140 inhabitants.

The municipality is located in a narrow side valley of the Starohotský creek in the Great Fatra Mountains , within the boundaries of the local national park, under the Krížna mountain ( 1574  m nm ). It can only be reached on a district road three kilometers away from Staré Hory and is 17 kilometers north of Banská Bystrica .

Turecká, more precisely the Turecká valley, is mentioned for the first time in 1563 as vallis Turetzka and was a woodcutter and coal village that served to supply the huts in Staré Hory (German Old Mountains) and Špania Dolina (German Herrengrund). The division between an upper and a lower part has also been documented since the late 17th century. From 1808 to 1990 she was part of Staré Hory.

The name should not derive from Turks ( Turecká means Turkish in German), but from the location on an old road to the Turz landscape (Slov. Turiec ).