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Divín - Námestie mieru (2).jpg
Center of Divín
Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Lučenec
Elevation 265 m (869 ft)
Coordinates 48°27′N 19°32′E / 48.450°N 19.533°E / 48.450; 19.533Coordinates: 48°27′N 19°32′E / 48.450°N 19.533°E / 48.450; 19.533
Area 23.925365 km2 (9.24 sq mi)
Population 2,045 (2004-12-31)
Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
First mentioned 1329
Postal code 985 52
Area code +421-47
Car plate LC
Location of Divín in Slovakia
Location of Divín in Slovakia
Wikimedia Commons: Divín
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Divín Castle

Divín (German: Diwein; Hungarian: Divény) is a village and municipality in the Lučenec District in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia.


In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1329 as a parish and a castle (1329 castrum Dyun' villa sub eodem castro, 1393 Dyen, Dyuen, 1497 Dywyn, 1473 Dewen). Many noble families ruled the village and lived in the castle: Tomay, Lossonczy, Balassa, Zichy. In 1575 the fortress was occupied by Turks up to 1593. In 1604, it passed to nobles Bocskay, and after to Balassa family again. In 1674, the castle was destroyed by General Strassoldo.

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): 1686-1895 (parish A)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1847-1904 (parish B)

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