Horné Zahorany

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Coordinates: 48°27′40″N 20°0′38″E / 48.46111°N 20.01056°E / 48.46111; 20.01056
Horné Zahorany
Village
Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Rimavská Sobota
Elevation 273 m (896 ft)
Coordinates 48°27′40″N 20°0′38″E / 48.46111°N 20.01056°E / 48.46111; 20.01056
Area 5.235392 km2 (2.02 sq mi)
Population 137 (2011)
Density 26 / km2 (67 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1323
Postal code 980 26
Area code +421-47
Car plate RS
Location of Horné Zahorany in Slovakia
Location of Horné Zahorany in the Banská Bystrica Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.hornezahorany.sk

Horné Zahorany is a village and municipality in the Rimavská Sobota District of the Banská Bystrica Region of southern Slovakia. Village is a birthplace of Slovak writer Ľudovít Kubáni. Among the cultural sightseeings are classical evangelical church and a belfry from 1790.

History[edit]

In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1323 (1323 Hegmeg, 1773 Zahorany). In 1566 it was pillaged and it had been so devastated, that later locals settled a new village on a new place. Inhabitants had been engaged in livestock breeding.

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