Vyhne is a village in the Žiar nad Hronom District, which is part of the Banská Bystrica Region in central Slovakia.

Vyhne
Village
Vyhne kostol 01.JPG
Vyhne is located in Banská Bystrica Region
Vyhne
Vyhne
Location of Vyhne in the Banská Bystrica Region
Vyhne is located in Slovakia
Vyhne
Vyhne
Vyhne (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°30′00″N 18°48′00″E / 48.50000°N 18.80000°E / 48.50000; 18.80000Coordinates: 48°30′00″N 18°48′00″E / 48.50000°N 18.80000°E / 48.50000; 18.80000
CountrySlovakia
RegionBanská Bystrica
DistrictŽiar nad Hronom
First mentioned1256
Government
 • MayorVladimir Bevelaqua
Area
 • Total18.34 km2 (7.08 sq mi)
Elevation
350 m (1,150 ft)
Population
 (31 Dec 2011)
 • Total1,270
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Postal code
966 02
Area code(s)+421-45
Car plateZH
Websitewww.vyhne.sk

GeographyEdit

Vyhne is located in the Štiavnické vrchy mountains, near the historic town of Banská Štiavnica. A nature reserve called Kamenné more ("Rocky Sea") lies near the village It lies at an altitude of 350 metres and covers an area of 18.34 km².

HistoryEdit

Vyhne was first mentioned in 1256. The oldest still working brewery in Slovakia was founded there by the Knights Templar in 1473.

DemographicsEdit

In 2004, the village had a population of 1,341. According to the census in 2001, 98.2% of inhabitants were Slovaks. The Roman Catholicism is the most popular religion (79%), but there is also a significant number of atheists (12.7%) living in the village.

SpaEdit

The spa using the hot springs in Vyhne is dated to the 14th century. Developed by the capital from the nearby affluent city of Banská Štiavnica, it has attracted many famous visitors, such as Prince Francis II Rákóczi and writer Mór Jókai. The spa was devastated by World War II. A water park called the Water Paradise (Vodný raj) is operating since June 2007.

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