Chmeľnica

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Chmeľnica
Village
Local Catholic church
Local Catholic church
Chmeľnica is located in Slovakia
Chmeľnica
Chmeľnica
Location of Chmeľnica in Slovakia
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
CountrySlovakia
RegionPrešov
DistrictStará Ľubovňa
Established1315
Area
 • Total12.643 km2 (4.881 sq mi)
Elevation
528 m (1,732 ft)
Population
 • Total918
 • Density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Websitehttp://www.chmelnica.sk/

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

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, but from 1946 until the end of the communist regime, speaking German was outlawed.[2] The survival of German in the village sparked interest in German and Austrian media.[1]

Geography

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

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)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Mościcki, Bogdan (2007). Beskid Sądecki i Małe Pieniny. Przewodnik (in Polish). Pruszków: Oficyna Wydawnicza „Rewasz“. p. 161. ISBN 9788389188656.
  2. ^ Martin Schmidt. Reise zu den Deutschen im Osten Europas. p. 130.

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