(in Latin: Scepusium
, in Polish: Spisz
, in German: Zips
, in Hungarian: Szepés
) is the name of a historic administrative county in northern eastern Slovakia
from a time when Slovakia was part of Hungary
. Today only an informal designation of the corresponding territory. Situated between the High Tatra
and the Dunajec
river in the north, the springs of the Váh
river in the west, the Slovenské rudohorie mountains in the south, and the towns (including) Jaklovce and Stará Ľubovňa in the east.
Historically a very prosperous region, nowadays a very poor region of Slovakia. Till WW II largely German population.