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Donovaly is a village in the Banská Bystrica Region of central Slovakia.[1] Being situated in an important pass between the mountains of Veľká Fatra and Starohorské vrchy, on the route connecting Banská Bystrica with Ružomberok, it became a prominent centre of winter and summer sports.

Donovaly
Village
Donovaly Slovakia.jpg
Coat of arms of Donovaly
Coat of arms
Donovaly is located in Banská Bystrica Region
Donovaly
Donovaly
Location of Donovaly in the Banská Bystrica Region
Donovaly is located in Slovakia
Donovaly
Donovaly
Donovaly (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°53′00″N 19°14′00″E / 48.88333°N 19.23333°E / 48.88333; 19.23333Coordinates: 48°53′00″N 19°14′00″E / 48.88333°N 19.23333°E / 48.88333; 19.23333
CountrySlovakia
RegionBanská Bystrica
DistrictBanská Bystrica
First mentioned1618
Government
 • MayorMiroslav Daňo
Area
 • Total17.5 km2 (6.8 sq mi)
Elevation
960 m (3,150 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total154
 • Density8.8/km2 (23/sq mi)
Postal code
97639
Area code(s)+421-48
Car plateBB
Websitewww.donovaly.sk

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HistoryEdit

Donovaly was founded in the early 17th century. During World War II, it became an important center of the anti-German Resistance.

TourismEdit

Donovaly is a part of Low Tatras National Park, and it hosts one of the biggest and most popular ski resorts in Slovakia. Elevation is between 910 – 1,402 m, and there are more than 11 km of ski slopes, 17 lifts and elevators. In 2006, the Telemix lift by POMA, France – the 3rd of this kind in the world – was installed. It consists of 6 seated lift chairs, and 8 seated cabins, so the skiers can choose how they will go up to the top. Winter season starts from end of November and lasts until late March, beginning of April. It is also renowned for its dogsled racing championships.

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ReferencesEdit

Genealogical resourcesEdit

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1797-1897 (parish A)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Donovaly at Wikimedia Commons