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Coordinates: 48°43′38″N 18°45′43″E / 48.72722°N 18.76194°E / 48.72722; 18.76194
Church st.Catherine.jpg
St. Catherine Church in Handlová
Country Slovakia
Region Trenčín
District Prievidza
Elevation 420 m (1,378 ft)
Coordinates 48°43′38″N 18°45′43″E / 48.72722°N 18.76194°E / 48.72722; 18.76194
Area 50.75 km2 (19.59 sq mi)
Population 17,698 (2005)
Density 349 / km2 (904 / sq mi)
Founded 1376
Mayor Rudolf Podoba (SMER)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 972 51
Area code +421-46
Car plate PD
Location of Handlová in Slovakia
Location of Handlová in Slovakia
Location of Handlová in the Trenčín Region
Location of Handlová in the Trenčín Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.handlova.sk

Handlová (German: Krickerhau, Hungarian: Nyitrabánya, before 1913 Handlova) is a town in the Prievidza District, Trenčín Region in the middle of Slovakia. It is made up of the three parts Handlová, Nová Lehota and Morovno.


It is located in the Handlovka brook valley, surrounded by the mountain ranges of Vtáčnik in the west and Žiar in the south, east and north, in the historical region of Hauerland. It is 15 kilometres (9 miles) away from Prievidza and 20 km (12 mi) from Žiar nad Hronom.

Besides the main settlement, it also has "parts" of Morovno (north-west) and Nová Lehota (south), both annexed 1976.


The town was established in 1376 and was inhabited by German settlers which were later known as the Carpathian Germans. Coal was first mined in the second half of the 18th century. The town had high German population until World War II. It received town privileges in 1960.


According to the 2001 census, the town had 18,018 inhabitants. 96.14% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 0.85% Hungarian, 0.67% Czechs and 0.24% Germans.[1] The religious make-up was 46.10% Atheists, 44.74% Roman Catholics and 2.42% Lutherans.[1]


Twin towns[edit]

Handlová is twinned with


  1. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2007-12-09. 

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Romancatholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1642-1939 (parish A)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1735-1950 (parish B)

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