Hriňová

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Hriňová
Town
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Coat of arms of Hriňová
Coat of arms
Hriňová is located in Banská Bystrica Region
Hriňová
Hriňová
Location of Hriňová in the Banská Bystrica Region
Hriňová is located in Slovakia
Hriňová
Hriňová
Hriňová (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°34′24″N 19°31′22″E / 48.57333°N 19.52278°E / 48.57333; 19.52278Coordinates: 48°34′24″N 19°31′22″E / 48.57333°N 19.52278°E / 48.57333; 19.52278
CountrySlovakia
RegionBanská Bystrica
DistrictDetva
Separation1891
Government
 • MayorStano Stoudek
Area
 • Total126.49 km2 (48.84 sq mi)
Elevation
500 m (1,600 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31[1])
 • Total7,484
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
962 05
Area code(s)421-45
Car plateDT
Websitehttp://www.hrinova.sk

Hriňová (German: Hrinau; Hungarian: Herencsvölgy) is a town in the Detva District of central Slovakia.

Etymology[edit]

The name is derived from a dialect word for horseradish.[2] Slovak: chren - a horseradish, dialect: hriň (noun), hriňová (fem. adjective).

Geography[edit]

The town is located on the Slatina river, under the Poľana mountains. It is located app. 13 km (8.08 mi) from Detva and 40 km (24.85 mi) from Zvolen. A dam is located above the town.

History[edit]

At first, the town was a part of Detva municipality, which arose in the 17th century. In 1891, Hriňová became a separate municipality from Detva. It has town status since 1 January 1989.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census, the town had 8,289 inhabitants. 98.56% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 0.42% Czechs and 0.35% Roma.[3] The religious make-up was 88.85% Roman Catholics, 6.19% people with no religious affiliation and 2.10% Lutherans.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ Krajčovič, Rudolf (2009). "Z lexiky stredovekej slovenčiny s výkladmi názvov obcí a miest" (PDF). Kultúra slova. Martin: Vydavateľstvo Matice slovenskej (2): 93.
  3. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-05-13. Retrieved 2007-12-28.

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): 1763-1934 (parish B)

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