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    It is a small important industrial town, situated 8 km in the west from Poprad.
    A factory producing synthetic fibres was a base for building a town at this place. The factory was built by an important Czech businessman, Tomáš Baťa in 1934. Officially it was called "Slovak Viscose Factory", what later gave a name to the town "Svit".
    T. Baťa had strong social feeling. He built blocks of flats that were rented cheaply to his workers. In 1946 it became an independent village, having a modern industrial character. Most of the first inhabitants were from the villages in surroundings.
    New impulse of production and redevelopment came after the World War II. Close to the town, there is a recreational centre - Lopušná dolina (Lopušná Valley).



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