Dubnica nad Váhom

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Dubnica nad Váhom
Dubnica nad Váhom 20.02.2011 14-46-29.JPG
Coat of arms
Country Slovakia
Region Trenčín
District Ilava
Tourismn region Stredné Považie
River Váh
Elevation 242 m (794 ft)
Coordinates 48°57′38″N 18°10′26″E / 48.96056°N 18.17389°E / 48.96056; 18.17389Coordinates: 48°57′38″N 18°10′26″E / 48.96056°N 18.17389°E / 48.96056; 18.17389
Area 49.137 km2 (18.972 sq mi)
Population 25,427 (2006-12-31)
Density 517/km2 (1,339/sq mi)
First mentioned 1193
Mayor Jozef Gašparík
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 018 41
Area code +421-42
Car plate IL
Location in Slovakia
Location in Slovakia
Location in the Trenčín Region
Location in the Trenčín Region
Wikimedia Commons: Dubnica nad Váhom
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.dubnica.sk

Dubnica nad Váhom (About this sound pronunciation ; Slovak before 1927: Dubnica, German: Dubnitz an der Waag, Hungarian: Máriatölgyes, before 1899 Dubnic(z)) is a town in the Ilava District, Trenčín Region in Slovakia.


It is located on the Váh river, in the Ilava Basin, between the White Carpathians and Strážovské vrchy mountains, at an altitude of 242 metres. The town's cadastral area is composed of Dubnica and "city part" Prejta, annexed in 1973.


Traces of settlement in the place of today's town are from the Stone Age.[1] The first written mention about Dubnica nad Váhom was in 1193 as Dubnicza, when it was a yeoman village.[citation needed] Sometime in the 15th century the village passed to the rule of the Trenčín Castle. After incorporation into Czechoslovakia, construction of a munition factory was negotiated in 1928 and built in 1936. During the Communist Czechoslovakia, it was one of the biggest arms producers in the whole country. After the Velvet Revolution in 1989, the factory was shut down and only fragments are left now.[2]


According to the 2001 census, the town had 25,995 inhabitants. 96.6% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 1.4% Czechs and 0.2% Roma and 0.2 Hungarians.[3] The religious make-up was 76.7% Roman Catholics, 16.4% people with no religious affiliation, and 2.5% Lutherans.[3]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  2. ^ Dubnica's silenced guns (Spectacular Slovakia travel guide)
  3. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-10-27. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1667-1895 (parish A)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1783-1895 (parish B)

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