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Gbely church.jpg
Archangel Michael church in Gbely
Coat of arms
Country Slovakia
Region Trnava
District Skalica
Elevation 190 m (623 ft)
Coordinates 48°42′58″N 17°07′20″E / 48.71611°N 17.12222°E / 48.71611; 17.12222Coordinates: 48°42′58″N 17°07′20″E / 48.71611°N 17.12222°E / 48.71611; 17.12222
Area 59.945 km2 (23 sq mi)
Population 5,149 (31 December 2005)
Density 86/km2 (223/sq mi)
First mentioned 1392
Mayor Jozef Hazlinger
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 908 45
Phone prefix 421-34
Car plate SI
Location of Gbely in Slovakia
Location of Gbely in Slovakia
Location of Gbely in the Trnava Region
Location of Gbely in the Trnava Region
Wikimedia Commons: Gbely
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Gbely (German and Hungarian: Egbell) is a town in the Skalica District, Trnava Region in western Slovakia, close to the Czech border.


The first written record about Gbely was in 1392. It gained town rights in the 16th–17th centuries. Petroleum was discovered in 1912 and extraction started in 1914.


Gbely lies at an altitude of 190 metres (623 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 59.945 square kilometres (23.1 sq mi).[1] It is located in the Záhorie region, in the Chvojnická pahorkatina hills, around 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the district seat Skalica and 75 kilometres (47 mi) the Slovak capital Bratislava.


According to the 2001 census, the town had 5,223 inhabitants. 96.09% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 1.26% Czechs 0.96% Roma,and 1% Amit.[1] The religious make-up was 83.40% Roman Catholics, 14.57% people with no religious affiliation and 0.69% Lutherans.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1710-1904 (parish A)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1786-1895 (parish B)

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