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Kláštor pod Znievom
|• Total||39.029 km2 (15.069 sq mi)|
|Elevation||500 m (1,600 ft)|
|• Density||40/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
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 records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Bytca, Slovakia"
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