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Poprad
City
Central Poprad in winter
Central Poprad in winter
Coat of arms of Poprad
Coat of arms
Country  Slovakia
Region Prešov
District Poprad
First mentioned 1250
Area
 • Total 62.997 km2 (24.323 sq mi)
Elevation 672 m (2,205 ft)
Population (2018-12-31)
 • Total 51,304
 • Density 814.388/km2 (2,109.26/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 058 01
Area code(s) 421-52
Car plate PP

Poprad is a city in northern Slovakia at the foot of the High Tatra Mountains. It is the biggest town of the Spiš region and the tenth largest city in Slovakia.

The city has an historic centre, an international airport and is the starting point of the Tatranská elektrická železnica (Tatra Electric Railway) -- a set of special narrow-gauge trains (trams) connecting the resorts in the High Tatras with each other and with Poprad. Main line trains link Poprad to other destinations in Slovakia and beyond; in particular, through trains run to Prague in the Czech Republic.

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