Osrblie is a village and municipality in Brezno District, in the Banská Bystrica Region of central Slovakia. The village is best known for biathlon races, with Biathlon World Cup events taking place since the mid-1990s and with one Biathlon World Championships in 1997. It also hosted the biathlon event at the 2015 Winter Universiade.[1]

Osrblie
Village
August 2016 view of the village with its biathlon stadium
August 2016 view of the village with its biathlon stadium
Osrblie is located in Banská Bystrica Region
Osrblie
Osrblie
Location of Osrblie in the Banská Bystrica Region
Osrblie is located in Slovakia
Osrblie
Osrblie
Osrblie (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°45′29″N 19°31′31″E / 48.75806°N 19.52528°E / 48.75806; 19.52528Coordinates: 48°45′29″N 19°31′31″E / 48.75806°N 19.52528°E / 48.75806; 19.52528
CountrySlovakia
RegionBanská Bystrica
DistrictBrezno
First mentioned1580
Area
 • Total24.015 km2 (9.272 sq mi)
Elevation
580 m (1,900 ft)
Population
 (31-12-2013)
 • Total391
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Postal code
976 45
Area code(s)+421-48
Car plateBR

HistoryEdit

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1580, although it was established much sooner, around the second half of the 15th century, with the reference to the iron ore mining, which lasted until the 19th century.

GeographyEdit

The municipality lies at an altitude of 580 metres and covers and area of 24.03 km². It had a population of 391 inhabitants on 31 December 2013.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Osrblie at Wikimedia Commons