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Rimavská Sobota District in the Banská Bystrica region

Chanava (earlier Hanava, Hanva; Hungarian: Hanva) is a village and municipality in the Rimavská Sobota District of the Banská Bystrica Region of southern Slovakia.


In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1266 as Honua (1295 Hanua) as property of a monastery. In the 15th century it was the seat of the local noble family "Hanva", since the mid-16th century the "Hanvay", later on the "Darvasy" etc.

Genealogical resources[edit]

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


  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1789-1896 (parish B)
  • Reformated church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1740-1896 (parish A)

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Coordinates: 48°20′N 20°18′E / 48.333°N 20.300°E / 48.333; 20.300