Hrabušice

Hrabušice is a village and municipality in the Spišská Nová Ves District in the Košice Region of central-eastern Slovakia. Hrabušice is the starting point for the walks through Slovak karst region. Tourism is a major local employer here.

Hrabušice
Village
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Hrabušice is located in Slovakia
Hrabušice
Hrabušice
Location of Hrabušice in Slovakia
Coordinates: 48°59′N 20°25′E / 48.983°N 20.417°E / 48.983; 20.417Coordinates: 48°59′N 20°25′E / 48.983°N 20.417°E / 48.983; 20.417
CountrySlovakia
RegionKošice
DistrictSpišská Nová Ves
First mentioned1279
Area
 • Total40.9 km2 (15.8 sq mi)
Elevation
548 m (1,798 ft)
Population
 (2005-12-31)
 • Total2,255
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Postal code
053 15
Area code(s)+421-53
Car plateSN
Websitewww.hrabusice.sk

HistoryEdit

The village was first mentioned in local records in 1279. It contains the 13th century Church of St. Laurence, and the ruins of a Carthusian monastery, built about 1305 on the site of a refuge used during the period of the Tatar invasions.

GeographyEdit

The village lies at an altitude of 548 metres and covers an area of 40.886 km². In 2011 Hrabušice had a population of about 2,378 inhabitants.

Genealogical resourcesEdit

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1703-1903 (parish A)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1788-1910 (parish B)

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