Donovaly

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Coordinates: 48°53′00″N 19°14′00″E / 48.88333°N 19.23333°E / 48.88333; 19.23333
Donovaly
Village
Donovaly Slovakia.jpg
Coat of arms
Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Banská Bystrica
Elevation 960 m (3,150 ft)
Coordinates 48°53′00″N 19°14′00″E / 48.88333°N 19.23333°E / 48.88333; 19.23333
Area 17.5 km2 (6.8 sq mi)
Population 154 (2005)
Density 9 / km2 (23 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1618
Mayor Miroslav Daňo
Postal code 97639
Area code +421-48
Car plate BB
Location of Donovaly in Slovakia
Location of Donovaly in Slovakia
Location of Donovaly in the Banská Bystrica Region
Location of Donovaly in the Banská Bystrica Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.donovaly.sk

Donovaly is a village in the Banská Bystrica Region of central Slovakia.[1] Being situated in an important pass between the mountains of Veľká Fatra and Starohorské vrchy, on the route connecting Banská Bystrica with Ružomberok, it became a prominent centre of winter and summer sports.

History[edit]

Donovaly was founded in the early 17th century. During World War II, it became an important center of the anti-German Resistance.

Tourism[edit]

Donovaly is a part of Low Tatras National Park, and it hosts one of the biggest and most popular ski resorts in Slovakia. Elevation is between 910 – 1,402 m, and there are more than 11 km of ski slopes, 17 lifts and elevators. In 2006, the Telemix lift by POMA, France – the 3rd of this kind in the world – was installed. It consists of 6 seated lift chairs, and 8 seated cabins, so the skiers can choose how they will go up to the top. Winter season starts from end of November and lasts until late March, beginning of April. It is also renowned for its dogsled racing championships.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.e-obce.sk/obec/donovaly/donovaly.html

Genealogical resources[edit]

The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1797-1897 (parish A)

External links[edit]

Media related to Donovaly at Wikimedia Commons