|Elevation||298 m (978 ft)|
|Area||68.049 km2 (26.27 sq mi)|
|Density||110 / km2 (285 / sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||981 01|
Hnúšťa is a town and municipality in the Rimavská Sobota District of the Banská Bystrica Region of southern Slovakia. It is a birthplace of a well known Slovak writer of 19th century, member of the Štúr generation, Janko Francisci Rimavský. Statue and a plaque in the near of the town main square commemorate him.
The town was first mentioned in 1334.
Hnúšťa lies at an altitude of 298 metres (978 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 68.049 square kilometres (26.3 sq mi). It is located in the Slovenské rudohorie mountains, in the Rimava river valley near Rimavská Sobota.
According to the 2001 census, there were 25,088 inhabitants. 93.12% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 3.36% Roma, 1.07% Hungarians and 0.40% Czechs. The religious make-up was 36.40% Roman Catholics, 21.62% Lutherans and 35.44% people with no religious affiliation.
Factory for the production of chemicals was one of the main employers in Hnúšťa region. Now several middle sized companies are located in the town industrial park. Local shopping center attract visitors from neighbouring villages.
- "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-02-06.
- Official website (Slovak)
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