Hunkovce

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Hunkovce
Municipality
Wooden church in Hunkovce
Wooden church in Hunkovce
Hunkovce is located in Prešov Region
Hunkovce
Hunkovce
Location of Hunkovce in the Prešov Region
Hunkovce is located in Slovakia
Hunkovce
Hunkovce
Hunkovce (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 49°21′38″N 21°39′06″E / 49.36056°N 21.65167°E / 49.36056; 21.65167Coordinates: 49°21′38″N 21°39′06″E / 49.36056°N 21.65167°E / 49.36056; 21.65167
CountrySlovakia
RegionPrešov
DistrictSvidník
First mentioned1548
Area
 • Total6.96 km2 (2.69 sq mi)
Elevation
310 m (1,020 ft)
Population
 • Total341
 • Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Postal code
090 03
Area code(s)+421-54
Car plateSK
Northbound on road into Hunkovce
Another church in Hunkovce

Hunkovce (Rusyn: Гунківцї, Hungarian: Felsőhunkóc) is a village and municipality in Svidník District in the Prešov Region of north-eastern Slovakia.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1548.

During World War II the huge Battle of the Dukla Pass took place in the area around Hunkovce. Today the town has a German World War II cemetery which contains the graves of approx. 3,000 German soldiers that participated in the Battle of the Dukla Pass.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 310 metres and covers an area of 6.960 km². It has a population of about 341 people.

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Greek Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1823-1922 (parish B)

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