Hniezdne

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Hniezdne (Hungarian: Gnézda) is a village and municipality in Stará Ľubovňa District in the Prešov Region of northern Slovakia.

Etymology[edit]

The name is derived from Slavic gnězdo - a nest (modern Polish: gniazdo, modern Slovak: hniezdo; after the replacement of initial Proto-Slavic g > h), but the first mention is of German origin Knysen (1286). The Slovak name before 1948 was Gňazdá.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1286.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 539 metres and covers an area of 17.981 km². It has a population of about 1397 people.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, Hniezdne had 1,463 inhabitants, 91.46% declared Slovak nationality, 4.92% Romani, 0.82% German, 0.48% Rusyn, 0.48% Czech, 0.34% Ukrainian, 0.14% Polish, 0.07% Hungarian and 0.07% Croatian. 1.23% did not declare any nationality.[1]

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1624-1945 (parish A)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tab 115 Obyvateľstvo podľa pohlavia a národnosti" (PDF). Sčítanie obyvateľov, domov a bytov 2011 (in Slovak). Štatistický úrad SR. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 

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Coordinates: 49°18′N 20°38′E / 49.300°N 20.633°E / 49.300; 20.633