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Dudince (before 1927 Ďudince, Hungarian: Gyűgy, rarely German: Dudintze) is a spa town in southern Slovakia. It is the smallest town in Slovakia with only a population of around 1,400. It is known for its mineral water, hot springs and destination spas. It's located near the edge of the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia.

Dudince
Town
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Coat of arms of Dudince
Coat of arms
Dudince is located in Banská Bystrica Region
Dudince
Dudince
Location of Dudince in the Banská Bystrica Region
Dudince is located in Slovakia
Dudince
Dudince
Dudince (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°10′00″N 18°52′58″E / 48.16667°N 18.88278°E / 48.16667; 18.88278Coordinates: 48°10′00″N 18°52′58″E / 48.16667°N 18.88278°E / 48.16667; 18.88278
CountrySlovakia
RegionBanská Bystrica Region
DistrictKrupina District
Founded1284
Government
 • MayorDušan Strieborný
Area
 • Total6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Elevation
140 m (460 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31[1])
 • Total1,421
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
96271
Area code(s)+421-45
Car plateKA
Websitewww.dudince-mesto.sk

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GeographyEdit

It is located in the foothills of the Krupina Plain (inner western Carpathian Mountains) in the valley of the Štiavnica river, around 27 km south-west from Krupina and 15 km north from Šahy. Besides the main settlement, there is a formerly independent village, Merovce (annexed in 1960).

The town lies in the Stredoslovenska wine region and is surrounded by vineyards. Travertine piles and "Roman" spa (see image gallery) can also be found.

HistoryEdit

Archaeological discoveries show that the town was inhabited in the Neolithic era. The first written acknowledgement dates back to 1284 as Dyud. The oldest mention of hot springs was in 1551, but there is strong evidence that the Romas knew of the thermal pools over 2000 years ago.

It was the venue for the 2013 European Race Walking Cup.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2001 census, the town had 1,500 inhabitants. 95.67% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 3.53% Hungarians and 0.20% Roma.[2] The religious make-up was 55.67% Roman Catholics, 28.93% Lutherans and 11.27% people with no religious affiliation.[2]

Sister cityEdit

Dudince is a twin town of Kent, Ohio, in the United States.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2007-12-26.

Genealogical resourcesEdit

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1784-1893 (parish B)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1783-1929 (parish B)

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