Žarnovica

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Coordinates: 48°28′48″N 18°43′05″E / 48.48000°N 18.71806°E / 48.48000; 18.71806
Žarnovica
Town
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Ruins of castle Revište in municipal district Revištské Podzámčie
Coat of arms
Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Žarnovica
Tourism region Tekov
River Hron
Elevation 230 m (755 ft)
Coordinates 48°28′48″N 18°43′05″E / 48.48000°N 18.71806°E / 48.48000; 18.71806
Area 30.399 km2 (11.7 sq mi)
Population 6,501 (2005)
Density 214 / km2 (554 / sq mi)
Mayor Kamil Danko
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 966 81
Area code +421-45
Car plate ZC
Location of Žarnovica in Slovakia
Location of Žarnovica in Slovakia
Location of Žarnovica in the Banská Bystrica Region
Location of Žarnovica in the Banská Bystrica Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.zarnovica.sk

Žarnovica (German: Scharnowitz; Hungarian: Zsarnóca) is a town and municipality in the Žarnovica District, Banská Bystrica Region in Slovakia. The town is situated in the Hron river valley. As of 2005, it had a population of 6,501 people.

History[edit]

The first written mention about Žarnovica is dated to 1332.

Geography[edit]

Žarnovica lies at an altitude of 230 metres (755 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 30.4 square kilometres (11.7 sq mi).[1] It is located in the Žiar Basin in central Slovakia, on the Hron River, between Vtáčnik and Štiavnické vrchy mountain ranges.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census, the town had 6,596 inhabitants. 95.59% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 1.61% Roma and 0.73% Czechs. The religious make-up was 78.73% Roman Catholics, 15.25% people with no religious affiliation and 1.32% Lutherans.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 

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