Dudince

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Coordinates: 48°10′00″N 18°52′58″E / 48.16667°N 18.88278°E / 48.16667; 18.88278
Dudince
Town
Dudince fontana Diamant.jpg
Coat of arms
Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica Region
District Krupina District
Tourism region Poiplie
River Štiavnica
Elevation 140 m (459 ft)
Coordinates 48°10′00″N 18°52′58″E / 48.16667°N 18.88278°E / 48.16667; 18.88278
Area 6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Population 1,503 (31 December 2005)
Density 219 / km2 (567 / sq mi)
Founded 1284
Date First mentioned
Mayor Štefan Pokľuda
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 96271
Area code +421-45
Car plate KA
Location of Dudince in Slovakia
Location of Dudince in Slovakia
Location of Dudince in the Banská Bystrica Region
Location of Dudince in the Banská Bystrica Region
Wikimedia Commons: Dudince
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: http://www.dudince-mesto.sk

Dudince (before 1927 Ďudince, Hungarian: Gyűgy, rarely German: Dudintze) is a spa town in southern Slovakia, with a population of 2,000. It is known for its healing mineral waters and spas. In Dudince is nowadays small thermal pool and spa.

Geography[edit]

It is located at the foothills of the Krupina Plain in the valley of the Štiavnica river, around 27 km south-west from Krupina and 15 km north from Šahy. Besides the main settlement, it also has a formerly independent village Merovce (annexed 1960). In town and near surround you can found travertine piles and "Romish" spa (see image gallery).

History[edit]

Archaeological discoveries show that the town was inhabited in the Neolithic. The first written acknowledgement dates back to 1284 as Dyud. The oldest mentioned about hot springs was in 1551.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census, the town had 1,500 inhabitants. 95.67% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 3.53% Hungarians and 0.20% Roma.[1] The religious make-up was 55.67% Roman Catholics, 28.93% Lutherans and 11.27% people with no religious affiliation.[1]

Twin town[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1784-1893 (parish B)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1783-1929 (parish B)

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