Hronsek

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Coordinates: 48°39′N 19°9′E / 48.650°N 19.150°E / 48.650; 19.150
Hronsek
Village
Drevený kostol Hronsek.JPG
A wooden church from 1726
Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Banská Bystrica
River Hron
Elevation 373 m (1,224 ft)
Coordinates 48°39′N 19°9′E / 48.650°N 19.150°E / 48.650; 19.150
Area 7.3 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Population 606 (31 December 2004)
Density 83 / km2 (215 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1250
Postal code 976 31
Area code +421-48
Car plate BB
Location of Hronsek in Slovakia
Location of Hronsek in Slovakia
Location of Hronsek in the Banská Bystrica Region
Location of Hronsek in the Banská Bystrica Region

Hronsek is a village and municipality of the Banská Bystrica District in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia.[1]

History[edit]

In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1500, and it has changed its name many times during its History: (1500 Zyklafalu, 1506 Czwiklafalwa, 1514 Galoyczfalwa, 1515 Galowycz, 1522 Czwyklina, 1558 Czwyklina alias Galfalwa, 1565 Garanzk). It belonged to the district of Zvolen. From the 15th century, control of the town passed to the Prokopy family, later to the Soós and in the 17th century to the Géczy families.

Wooden Church[edit]

Built in 1725-6, it can hold as many as 1,100 worshippers in an amphitheatre-style arrangement. It is the only wooden church in Slovakia which exhibits Scandinavian architectural influences, for instance in the beam connections and the arrangement of the columns. How these features, which have contributed significantly to the structure's longevity, arrived in Hronsek is still a mystery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E-OBCE.sk - Information about Slovak Villages, Towns and Cities (SLOVAKIA)". En.e-obce.sk. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 

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