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Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Detva
Tourism region Podpoľanie
River Slatina
Elevation 500 m (1,640 ft)
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
Area 126.49 km2 (49 sq mi)
Population 8,067 (31 December 2005)
Density 64/km2 (166/sq mi)
Separation 1891
Mayor Stano Stoudek
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 962 05
Phone prefix 421-45
Car plate DT
Location of Hriňová in Slovakia
Location of Hriňová in Slovakia
Location of Hriňová in the Banská Bystrica Region
Location of Hriňová in the Banská Bystrica Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

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


The name is derived from a dialect word for horseradish.[1] Slovak: chren - a horseradish, dialect: hriň (noun), hriňová (fem. adjective).


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.


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.


According to the 2001 census, the town had 8,289 inhabitants. 98.56% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 0.42% Czechs and 0.35% Roma.[2] The religious make-up was 88.85% Roman Catholics, 6.19% people with no religious affiliation and 2.10% Lutherans.[2]

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  1. ^ Krajčovič, Rudolf (2009). "Z lexiky stredovekej slovenčiny s výkladmi názvov obcí a miest" (PDF). Kultúra slova. Martin: Vydavateľstvo Matice slovenskej (2): 93. 
  2. ^ 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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