Chmeľnica

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Chmeľnica
Village
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Local Catholic church
Country Slovakia
Region Prešov
District Stará Ľubovňa
Elevation 528 m (1,732 ft)
Coordinates 49°18′N 20°44′E / 49.300°N 20.733°E / 49.300; 20.733Coordinates: 49°18′N 20°44′E / 49.300°N 20.733°E / 49.300; 20.733
Area 12.643 km2 (4.88 sq mi)
Population 918
Density 73 / km2 (189 / sq mi)
Established 1315
Location of Chmeľnica in Slovakia
Location of Chmeľnica in Slovakia
Location of Chmeľnica in the Prešov Region
Location of Chmeľnica in the Prešov Region
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Chmeľnica (German Hopgarten, Hungarian Komlóskert, Polish Chmielnica) is a village and municipality in Stará Ľubovňa District in the Prešov Region of northern Slovakia. The village is traditionally inhabited by Carpathian Germans.

History[edit]

The village was established in 1315 by German settlers. Another 40 families of ethnic Germans from Silesia arrived here in 1787.[1] The local German-speaking population was not expelled after World War II, which later retrospectively sparkled interest in German and Austrian media.[1]

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 528 metres (~1750 feet) and covers an area of 12.643 km². It has a population of about 918 people.

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1779-1914 (parish A)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mościcki, Bogdan (2007). Beskid Sądecki i Małe Pieniny. Przewodnik (in Polish). Pruszków: Oficyna Wydawnicza „Rewasz“. p. 161. ISBN 9788389188656. 

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