Gbely

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Coordinates: 48°42′58″N 17°07′20″E / 48.71611°N 17.12222°E / 48.71611; 17.12222
Gbely
Town
Gbely church.jpg
Archangel Michael church in Gbely
Country Slovakia
Region Trnava
District Skalica
Elevation 190 m (623 ft)
Coordinates 48°42′58″N 17°07′20″E / 48.71611°N 17.12222°E / 48.71611; 17.12222
Area 59.945 km2 (23 sq mi)
Population 5,149 (31 December 2005)
Density 86 / km2 (223 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1392
Mayor Jozef Hazlinger
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 908 45
Phone prefix 421-34
Car plate SI
Location of Gbely in Slovakia
Location of Gbely in Slovakia
Location of Gbely in the Trnava Region
Location of Gbely in the Trnava Region
Wikimedia Commons: Gbely
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: http://www.gbely.sk
Not to be confused with Kbely. ‹See Tfd›

Gbely (German and Hungarian: Egbell) is a town in the Skalica District, Trnava Region in western Slovakia, close to the Czech border.

History[edit]

The first written record about Gbely was in 1392. It gained town rights in the 16th–17th centuries. Petroleum was discovered in 1912 and extraction started in 1914.

Geography[edit]

Gbely lies at an altitude of 190 metres (623 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 59.945 square kilometres (23.1 sq mi).[1] It is located in the Záhorie region, in the Chvojnická pahorkatina hills, around 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the district seat Skalica and 75 kilometres (47 mi) the Slovak capital Bratislava.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census, the town had 5,223 inhabitants. 96.09% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 1.26% Czechs 0.96% Roma,and 1% Amit.[1] The religious make-up was 83.40% Roman Catholics, 14.57% people with no religious affiliation and 0.69% Lutherans.[1]

Notable Resident[edit]

Partner towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Romancatholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1710-1904 (parish A)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1786-1895 (parish B)

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