|Elevation||500 m (1,640 ft)|
|Area||126.49 km2 (49 sq mi)|
|Population||8,067 (31 December 2005)|
|Density||64/km2 (166/sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||962 05|
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. The religious make-up was 88.85% Roman Catholics, 6.19% people with no religious affiliation and 2.10% Lutherans.
- Krajčovič, Rudolf (2009). "Z lexiky stredovekej slovenčiny s výkladmi názvov obcí a miest" (PDF). Kultúra slova. Martin: Vydavateľstvo Matice slovenskej (2): 93.
- "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-05-13. Retrieved 2007-12-28.
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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