Kopernica

Kopernica (German: Deutsch Litta) is a village and municipality in Žiar nad Hronom District in the Banská Bystrica Region of central Slovakia.

Kopernica

Deutsch Litta
Village
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Coat of arms of Kopernica
Coat of arms
Kopernica is located in Banská Bystrica Region
Kopernica
Kopernica
Location of Vyhne in the Banská Bystrica Region
Kopernica is located in Slovakia
Kopernica
Kopernica
Kopernica (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°41′09″N 18°52′26″E / 48.68583°N 18.87389°E / 48.68583; 18.87389Coordinates: 48°41′09″N 18°52′26″E / 48.68583°N 18.87389°E / 48.68583; 18.87389
CountrySlovakia
RegionBanská Bystrica
DistrictŽiar nad Hronom
First mentioned1349[1]
Government
 • MayorRastislav Slanina (2018)
Area
 • Total17.57 km2 (6.78 sq mi)
Elevation
504 m (1,654 ft)
Population
 (31 Dec 2020)
 • Total405
 • Density23/km2 (60/sq mi)
Postal code
967 01
Area code(s)+421-45
Car plateZH
Websitekopernica.sk

EtymologyEdit

The name comes from koper (Slovak koper, kôpor: dill) + -nica. "The land where the wild dill grows".[2]

HistoryEdit

The village belonged to a German language island.[1] The German population was expelled in 1945.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "História obce" [History of the village]. kopernica.sk (in Slovak). Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  2. ^ Krajčovič, Rudolf (2010). "Z lexiky stredovekej slovenčiny s výkladmi názvov obcí a miest" (PDF). Kultúra slova. Martin: Vydavateľstvo Matice slovenskej (5): 277.

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