Chvojnica (Prievidza)

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Chvojnica (Slovakia)
Basic data
State : Slovakia
Kraj : Trenčiansky kraj
Okres : Prievidza
Region : Horná Nitra
Area : 9.298 km²
Residents : 257 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 28 inhabitants per km²
Height : 484  m nm
Postal code : 972 13

(Post Office Nitrianske Pravno )

Telephone code : 0 46
Geographic location : 48 ° 53 '  N , 18 ° 34'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 52 '47 "  N , 18 ° 33' 41"  E
License plate : PD
Kód obce : 514039
Community type : local community
Administration (as of November 2018)
Mayor : Branislav Dobrotka
Address: Obecný úrad Chvojnica
č. 24
972 13 Nitrianske Pravno
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Chvojnica (German Fund tunnel , Funtschuh or Jüntzl , Hungarian Nyitrafenyves - until 1907 Chvojnica ) is a municipality in the western center of Slovakia with 562 inhabitants (December 31, 2019) that the prievidza district , part of the kraj Trenčiansky heard.



The municipality is located on the northern edge of the Strážovské vrchy Mountains , in the Malá Magura mountain range in the narrow valley of the Chvojnica brook in the Nitra river system . The center of the village is at an altitude of 484  m nm and is 17 kilometers from Prievidza .

Neighboring communities are Tužina in the north, Nitrianske Pravno in the east, Malinová and Poruba and Nevidzany and Čavoj in the west.


Chvojnica is an old mining town where gold was mined by German "guests" in several mines, but also soaped . The place itself was mentioned in writing for the first time in 1614 as Chojnica , at that time it had five houses and belonged to the dominion of Weinitz Castle , from 1637 it was owned by the Pálffy family . After the mines were exhausted, agriculture was practiced. In 1787 the village had 43 houses and 427 inhabitants, in 1828 there were 88 houses and 615 inhabitants.

Until 1918, the place in Neutra County belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary and then came to Czechoslovakia or now Slovakia. After the end of the Second World War , the German residents were expelled in 1945 and partly replaced by Hungarian Slovaks.


According to the 2011 census, Chvojnica had 249 inhabitants, 223 of whom were Slovaks , three Magyars and one German and one Czech . 21 residents gave no information on ethnicity .

173 residents supported the Roman Catholic Church and two residents supported the Pentecostal movement; two residents professed a different denomination. 30 residents had no denomination and 42 residents had no denomination.

Buildings and monuments

  • Roman Catholic Exaltation of the Cross from 1935–36
See also:  List of listed objects in Chvojnica

Individual evidence

  1. Slovenské slovníky: názvy obcí Slovenskej republiky (Majtán 1998)
  2. Results of the 2011 census (Slovak)

Web links

Commons : Chvojnica  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files