Štiavnické Bane

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Štiavnické Bane
Village
Štiavnické Bane is located in Banská Bystrica Region
Štiavnické Bane
Štiavnické Bane
Location of Štiavnické Bane in the Banská Bystrica Region
Štiavnické Bane is located in Slovakia
Štiavnické Bane
Štiavnické Bane
Štiavnické Bane (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°26′21″N 18°52′12″E / 48.43917°N 18.87000°E / 48.43917; 18.87000Coordinates: 48°26′21″N 18°52′12″E / 48.43917°N 18.87000°E / 48.43917; 18.87000
CountrySlovakia
RegionBanská Bystrica
DistrictBanská Štiavnica
First mentioned1352
Area
 • Total10.16 km2 (3.92 sq mi)
Elevation
682 m (2,238 ft)
Population
(1970-01-01)
 • Total815
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Postal code
969 81
Area code(s)+421-45
Car plateBS
Websitewww.stiavnickebane.ocu.sk

Štiavnické Bane is a village in the Banská Štiavnica District, in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia.

Name[edit]

First, in 1352 it was recorded as Sygluspergh, then in 1388 as Pergh, in 1457 as Sigelsperg, in 1559 as Pergh, later as Szélakna, Windschacht and then until 1891 as Pjerg, after Hegybánya. Slovaks used Piarg until 1948, after Štiavnické Bane. Recently, Germans use the form Siegelsberg, while Hungarians use Hegybánya.

Famous people[edit]

Štiavnické Bane was the birthplace of the 18th century astronomer Maximilian Hell and the controversial World War II politician Vojtech Tuka.

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