Dubnica nad Váhom
Dubnica nad Váhom
|• Mayor||Peter Wolf|
|• Total||49.137 km2 (18.972 sq mi)|
|Elevation||242 m (794 ft)|
|• Density||480/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Dubnica nad Váhom (pronunciation (help·info); 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. The first written mention about Dubnica nad Váhom was in 1193 as Dubnicza, when it was a yeoman village. 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 Second World War, a Roma concentration camp was set up in the town. At its height, the camp housed more than 700 Roma prisoners, most of whom had been used as slave labour in the nearby factory and to build a Damn on the River Vah. During January 1945 several inmates and one guard fell ill with typhus. On February 23, 1945 the inmates were taken out and murdered to stop the spread of Typhus. This was among the largest killing of Roma in Slovakia during the war. 
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. The religious make-up was 76.7% Roman Catholics, 16.4% people with no religious affiliation, and 2.5% Lutherans.
Twin towns — sister cities
- "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2014-03-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Dubnica's silenced guns (Spectacular Slovakia travel guide)
- "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-10-27. Retrieved 2007-11-06.
- "Družobné mestá" (in Slovak). Dubnica nad Váhom. Retrieved 2019-09-03.
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)
Media related to Dubnica nad Váhom at Wikimedia Commons