Horné Zahorany

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Horné Zahorany
Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Rimavská Sobota
Elevation 273 m (896 ft)
Coordinates 48°27′40″N 20°0′38″E / 48.46111°N 20.01056°E / 48.46111; 20.01056Coordinates: 48°27′40″N 20°0′38″E / 48.46111°N 20.01056°E / 48.46111; 20.01056
Area 5.235392 km2 (2.02 sq mi)
Population 137 (2011)
Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
First mentioned 1323
Postal code 980 26
Area code +421-47
Car plate RS
Location of Horné Zahorany in Slovakia
Location of Horné Zahorany in the Banská Bystrica Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.hornezahorany.sk

Horné Zahorany is a village and municipality in the Rimavská Sobota District of the Banská Bystrica Region of southern Slovakia. Village is a birthplace of Slovak writer Ľudovít Kubáni. Among the cultural sightseeings are classical evangelical church and a belfry from 1790.


In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1323 (1323 Hegmeg, 1773 Zahorany). In 1566 it was pillaged and it had been so devastated, that later locals settled a new village on a new place. Inhabitants had been engaged in livestock breeding.

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1769-1851 (parish B)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1788-1903 (parish B)

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