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Slovakia Sariska highlands 128.jpg
Country Slovakia
Region Prešov
District Sabinov
Elevation 441 m (1,447 ft)
Coordinates 49°03′N 21°04′E / 49.050°N 21.067°E / 49.050; 21.067Coordinates: 49°03′N 21°04′E / 49.050°N 21.067°E / 49.050; 21.067
Area 20.17 km2 (8 sq mi)
Population 4,562 (2004-12-31)
Density 226/km2 (585/sq mi)
First mentioned 1260
Postal code 082 63
Area code +421-51
Car plate SB
Location of Jarovnice in Slovakia
Location of Jarovnice in Slovakia
Location of Jarovnice in the Prešov Region
Location of Jarovnice in the Prešov Region
Wikimedia Commons: Jarovnice
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Jarovnice (German: Jarownitz; Hungarian: Jernye) is a village and municipality in Sabinov District in the Prešov Region of north-eastern Slovakia.


In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1260.


The municipality lies at an altitude of 441 metres and covers an area of 20.170 km². It has a population of about 4,560 people.


Heavy rains on July 20 of 1998 brought about the worst floods in Slovak history, changing otherwise quiet rivers in eastern Slovakia into a lethal force. The wild, overflowing water rushed from the river bed, sweeping over and engulfing everything in its path. The tragic results of these destructive floods were 63 dead, over 3,000 people evacuated from their homes, and two thousand houses destroyed in dozens of communities.[1]

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Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1750-1896 (parish A)
  • Greek Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1834-1895 (parish B)

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