|Etymology: church dedicated to St. John|
|• Total||65 km2 (25 sq mi)|
|Elevation||634 m (2,080 ft)|
|• Density||13/km2 (33/sq mi)|
The village was first mentioned in 1263 in historical records. Its traditional name was Sv. Ján, "St. John" (Latin: Sanctus Johannes, Hungarian: Sz.-János, later Szent-Ivány), after the local church. "Saint" was removed by the communist authorities in 1960.
Mineral and hot springs
In the region is about 23 mineral springs, some of them are hot springs. The most popular is Teplica spring, also called Kaďa, it contains about 830 milligrams of sulfates per liter. Mineral waters are used for drinking and thermal water swimming pools are open to the public.
- Majtán, Milan (1998). Názvy obcí Slovenskej republiky: Vývin v rokoch 1773–1997.
- Hucik, Jan. "Minerálne a Termálne Vody" (in Slovak). Retrieved 17 March 2017.