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Čachtice is situated on a place where a ledge of the Podunajská lowland
in Považie connects with the Smaller Carpathians with its area of 3257
ha in the Slovak Republic - the hearth of Europe. The village lies 7 km
away from the district Nové Mesto nad Váhom and nowadays counts 3540 inhabitants.
The first written mention of the village originates from the reign of King Béla IV from the year 1248. In the Middle Ages Čachtice had been a little town and was awarded town privileges in the year 1392. The remote history of Čachtice is mournfully famous for crimes of the Čachtice castle owner - Elisabeth Báthory.
Source: the Čachtice website.
Jarig Bakker, 27 Sep 2001