Hriňová

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Hriňová
Town
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Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Detva
Tourism region Podpoľanie
River Slatina
Elevation 500 m (1,640 ft)
Coordinates 48°34′24″N 19°31′22″E / 48.57333°N 19.52278°E / 48.57333; 19.52278Coordinates: 48°34′24″N 19°31′22″E / 48.57333°N 19.52278°E / 48.57333; 19.52278
Area 126.49 km2 (49 sq mi)
Population 8,067 (31 December 2005)
Density 64 / km2 (166 / sq mi)
Separation 1891
Mayor Stano Stoudek
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 962 05
Phone prefix 421-45
Car plate DT
Location of Hriňová in Slovakia
Location of Hriňová in Slovakia
Location of Hriňová in the Banská Bystrica Region
Location of Hriňová in the Banská Bystrica Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: http://www.hrinova.sk

Hriňová (German: Hrinau; Hungarian: Herencsvölgy) is a town in the Detva District of central Slovakia.

Geography[edit]

The town is located on the Slatina river, under the Poľana mountains. It is located app. 13 km (8.08 mi) from Detva and 40 km (24.85 mi) from Zvolen. A dam is located above the town.

History[edit]

At first, the town was a part of Detva municipality, which arose in the 17th century. In 1891, Hriňová became a separate municipality from Detva. It has town status since 1 January 1989.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census, the town had 8,289 inhabitants. 98.56% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 0.42% Czechs and 0.35% Roma.[1] The religious make-up was 88.85% Roman Catholics, 6.19% people with no religious affiliation and 2.10% Lutherans.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Retrieved 2007-12-28. 

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1763-1934 (parish B)

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