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Turiec (in Latin: Thurotzium, in German: Turz, in Hungarian: Túrótz, Túrócs) is the name of a historic administrative county in northern Slovakia from a time when Slovakia was part of Hungary. Today only an informal designation of the corresponding territory. Situated along the entire Turiec river between the Malá Fatra and Veľká Fatra; Mountains.

Turiec is also the name of a river (66,3 km) in northern Slovakia, entering into the Vah in the town of Martin and having its source in the Veľká Fatra; Mountains.