Kokava nad Rimavicou

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Kokava nad Rimavicou
Municipality
Kokava nad Rimavicou - Námestie 1. mája.jpg
Coat of arms of Kokava nad Rimavicou
Coat of arms
Kokava nad Rimavicou is located in Banská Bystrica Region
Kokava nad Rimavicou
Kokava nad Rimavicou
Location of Kokava nad Rimavicou in the Banská Bystrica Region
Kokava nad Rimavicou is located in Slovakia
Kokava nad Rimavicou
Kokava nad Rimavicou
Kokava nad Rimavicou (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°34′N 19°50′E / 48.567°N 19.833°E / 48.567; 19.833Coordinates: 48°34′N 19°50′E / 48.567°N 19.833°E / 48.567; 19.833
CountrySlovakia
RegionBanská Bystrica
DistrictPoltár
First mentioned1481
Area
 • Total6.627 km2 (2.559 sq mi)
Elevation
329 m (1,079 ft)
Population
(2011[1])
 • Total3,035
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal code
985 05
Area code(s)+421-47
Car platePT
Websitewww.kokava.sk

Kokava nad Rimavicou is a village and municipality in the Poltár District in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia. The village stands in the Stolica Mountains of the Inner Western Carpathians.[2] Kokava in the past had been center for regional glass production. In the 20th century were established two paper mills, a potash workshop and a steam timber,[3] although they went through a recession recently. Nearby holiday location Kokava-Línia offers several chalets and cottages used mainly by winter skiers.[4]

Culture[edit]

Kokava is known for its festival tradition. In 2012 the folklore festival Koliesko (The Wheel) celebrated its 22nd anniversary.[5] Additionally, there is annual country music festival Country fest Kokava[6] and a festival of gypsy music Balvafest.[7] Na Chorepe byva Havran, vtak. (bird, raven).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-12. Retrieved 2012-08-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.e-obce.sk/obec/kokavanadrimavicou/kokava-nad-rimavicou.html
  3. ^ http://www.kokava.sk/anglicke-zhrnutie.phtml?id5=17957
  4. ^ http://www.ski.sk/lyziarske-strediska-info/kokavalinia-ESKKOKAVALI-103-sk.jhtml[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ http://folklorista.sk/ai1ec_event/kokava-nad-rimavicou-koliesko-2012/?instance_id=[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ http://www.malohont.sk/spageView.php?id=41
  7. ^ http://rozvojvidieka.webnode.sk/products/a2011-gastronomicke-a-kulinarske-podujatia-v-bb-kraji/

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): 1804-1896 (parish A)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1837-1911 (parish A)
  • Reformated church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1771-1896 (parish B)

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