Kaľava (Hungarian: Szepeskárolyfalva, until 1899 Kalyava) is a village and municipality in the Spišská Nová Ves District in the Košice Region of central-eastern Slovakia. The village is situated on the southern side of the mountains Branisko.

Location of Spisska District in the Košice Region


In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1300.


The village lies at an altitude of 560 metres and covers an area of 4.45 km². It has a population of about 427 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): 1722-1918 (parish B)

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Coordinates: 48°56′N 20°52′E / 48.933°N 20.867°E / 48.933; 20.867