|Elevation||273 m (896 ft)|
|Area||5.235392 km2 (2.02 sq mi)|
|Density||26 / km2 (67 / sq mi)|
|Postal code||980 26|
Location of Horné Zahorany in Slovakia
Location of Horné Zahorany in the Banská Bystrica Region
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.
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.
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1769-1851 (parish B)
- Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1788-1903 (parish B)
- Surnames of living people in Horne Zahorany
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