Hervartov

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Hervartov
Village
Wooden church in Hervartov
Wooden church in Hervartov
Hervartov is located in Slovakia
Hervartov
Hervartov
Location of Hervartov in Slovakia
Coordinates: 49°15′N 21°12′E / 49.250°N 21.200°E / 49.250; 21.200Coordinates: 49°15′N 21°12′E / 49.250°N 21.200°E / 49.250; 21.200
CountrySlovakia
RegionPrešov
DistrictBardejov
First mentioned1406
Area
 • Total9.87 km2 (3.81 sq mi)
Elevation
450 m (1,480 ft)
Population
(2004-12-31)
 • Total507
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Postal code
086 22
Area code(s)+421-45
Car plateBJ
Websitewww.hervartov.sk

Hervartov is a village and municipality in Bardejov District in the Prešov Region of north-east Slovakia.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1406. The wooden church in the village was built around 1500 and is a Roman Catholic wooden church. It has beautiful frescoes inside and due to its cultural and historical value it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.[1]

Inner view of the wooden church in Hervartov

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 450 metres and covers an area of 9.872 km2 (3.81 sq mi). It has a population of about 503 people.

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1749-1897 (parish B)
  • Greek Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1819-1938 (parish B)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of the Carpathian Mountain Area". UNESCO. 2008. Retrieved 2015-09-14.

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