Gbely

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Gbely
Town
Archangel Michael church in Gbely
Archangel Michael church in Gbely
Coat of arms of Gbely
Coat of arms
Gbely is located in Slovakia
Gbely
Gbely
Location of Gbely in Slovakia
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
CountrySlovakia
RegionTrnava
DistrictSkalica
First mentioned1392
Government
 • MayorJozef Hazlinger
Area
 • Total59.945 km2 (23.145 sq mi)
Elevation190 m (620 ft)
Population (31 December 2005)
 • Total5,149
 • Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code908 45
Area code(s)421-34
Car plateSI
Websitehttp://www.gbely.sk

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

History[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

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]

Notable Resident[edit]

Partner towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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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