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Római katolikus templom Abafalva.JPG
Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Rimavská Sobota
Elevation 159 m (522 ft)
Coordinates 48°16′N 20°17′E / 48.267°N 20.283°E / 48.267; 20.283Coordinates: 48°16′N 20°17′E / 48.267°N 20.283°E / 48.267; 20.283
Area 8.199569 km2 (3.17 sq mi)
Population 593 (2011)
Density 72/km2 (186/sq mi)
First mentioned 1339
Postal code 980 44
Area code +421-47
Car plate RS
Location of Abovce in Slovakia
Location of Abovce in the Banská Bystrica Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.abovce.ou.sk

Abovce (Hungarian: Abafalva) is a village and municipality in the Rimavská Sobota District of the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia.[1] The village retains its agricultural character. Most important sightseeing is a village manor house.


In 2010 had been the settlement from the Bronze Age.[2] In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1339 (Abafalwa) when it belonged to the local noble family Abaffy. In 1380 name of the village is Hanua. In 15th and 16th centuries it suffered devastation and afterwards many epidemics beat its inhabitants. From 1938 to 1945 it belonged to Hungary under the First Vienna Award. In the village are community centre, mourning house, elementary school, kindergarten, espresso bar and petrol station.

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): ????-???? (parish: Putnok, Hungary)
  • Reformated church records(births/marriages/deaths): 1730-1895
  • Lutheran church records(births/marriages/deaths): 1778-1899
  • Census records 1869 of Abovce are not available at the state archive.

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