|Region||Banská Bystrica Region|
|Elevation||140 m (459 ft)|
|Area||6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)|
|Population||1,503 (31 December 2005)|
|Density||219/km2 (567/sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Wikimedia Commons: Dudince|
Dudince (before 1927 Ďudince, Hungarian: Gyűgy, rarely German: Dudintze) is a spa town in southern Slovakia, with a population of 2,000. It is known for its healing mineral waters and spas. In Dudince there are now a small thermal pool and spa.
It is located at the foothills of the Krupina Plain in the valley of the Štiavnica river, around 27 km south-west from Krupina and 15 km north from Šahy. Besides the main settlement, it also has a formerly independent village, Merovce (annexed in 1960).
In the town and its surrounds can be found travertine piles and "Romish" spa (see image gallery).
Archaeological discoveries show that the town was inhabited in the Neolithic era. The first written acknowledgement dates back to 1284 as Dyud. The oldest mention of hot springs was in 1551.
It was the venue for the 2013 European Race Walking Cup.
According to the 2001 census, the town had 1,500 inhabitants. 95.67% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 3.53% Hungarians and 0.20% Roma. The religious make-up was 55.67% Roman Catholics, 28.93% Lutherans and 11.27% people with no religious affiliation.
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The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive, Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Nitra, Slovakia.
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1784-1893 (parish B)
- Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1783-1929 (parish B)
- Municipal website
- Spa Dudince
- Photo gallery from Dudince spa
- Dudince and its spa resorts
- Surnames of living people in Dudince[permanent dead link]
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