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Kláštor pod Znievom

Kláštor pod Znievom
Kalvária kostol - Kláštor pod Znievom.JPG
Calvary church
Country Slovakia
Region Žilina
District Martin
Elevation 500 m (1,640 ft)
Coordinates 48°58′20″N 18°48′30″E / 48.97222°N 18.80833°E / 48.97222; 18.80833
Area 39.029 km2 (15 sq mi)
Population 1,577 (2013-12-31)
Density 40/km2 (104/sq mi)
First mentioned 1113
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 038 43
Phone prefix +421-43
Car plate MT
Location of Kláštor pod Znievom within Slovakia
Location of Kláštor pod Znievom within Slovakia
Location of Kláštor pod Znievom within the Žilina Region
Location of Kláštor pod Znievom within the Žilina Region

Kláštor pod Znievom (Hungarian: Znióváralja) is a village and municipality in Martin District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia, south west from Martin, near the Malá Fatra mountains.


In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1113 as a settlement under the Zniev castle. From 1242 to 1249 the castle was the seat of king Béla IV of Hungary. Around the half of the 13th century, the settlement got town privileges as the first one in the Turiec region, but it lost them in 1666 during at the times of reformation and counter-reformation. In the second half of the 19th century, Kláštor pod Znievom became one of the centres of Slovak national movement, as one of three Slovak high schools was opened here in 1869, but was closed down in 1874 as a result of the Magyarization policy.


The municipality lies at an altitude of 500 metres and covers an area of 39.029 km². It has a population of about 1577 people.


See also


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-06. Retrieved 2008-01-11.  Municipal Statistics from the Statistical Office of the Slovak republic

Genealogical resources

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1653-1896 (parish A)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1783-1928 (parish B)

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