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Coat of arms
Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Rimavská Sobota
Tourism region Gemer
River Rimava
Elevation 298 m (978 ft)
Coordinates 48°34′24″N 19°57′14″E / 48.57333°N 19.95389°E / 48.57333; 19.95389Coordinates: 48°34′24″N 19°57′14″E / 48.57333°N 19.95389°E / 48.57333; 19.95389
Area 68.049 km2 (26.27 sq mi)
Population 7,513
Density 110/km2 (285/sq mi)
First mentioned 1334
Mayor Michal Bagačka
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 981 01
Area code +421-47
Car plate RS
Location in Slovakia
Location in Slovakia
Location in the Banská Bystrica Region
Location in the Banská Bystrica Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Hnúšťa (Hungarian: Nyustya) is a town and municipality in the Rimavská Sobota District of the Banská Bystrica Region of southern Slovakia. It is the birthplace of the well-known 19th-century Slovak writer and member of the Štúr generation, Janko Francisci Rimavský. He is commemorated by a statue and a plaque near the town's main square.


The town was first mentioned in 1334.


Hnúšťa lies at an altitude of 298 metres (978 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 68.049 square kilometres (26.3 sq mi).[1] It is located in the Slovenské rudohorie mountains, in the Rimava river valley near Rimavská Sobota.


According to the 2001 census, there were 25,088 inhabitants. 93.12% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 3.36% Roma, 1.07% Hungarians and 0.40% Czechs. The religious make-up was 36.40% Roman Catholics, 21.62% Lutherans and 35.44% people with no religious affiliation.[1]


A factory for the production of chemicals was one of the main employers in Hnúšťa region. Now several middle sized companies are located in the town industrial park. The local shopping center attract visitors from neighbouring villages.

Notable residents[edit]

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  1. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
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