Dolná Lehota

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Dolná Lehota
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Dolná Lehota (Slovakia)
Dolná Lehota
Dolná Lehota
Basic data
State : Slovakia
Kraj : Banskobystrický kraj
Okres : Brezno
Region : Horehrony
Area : 55.443 km²
Residents : 721 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 13 inhabitants per km²
Height : 480  m nm
Postal code : 976 98 ( Lopej post office )
Telephone code : 0 48
Geographic location : 48 ° 50 ′  N , 19 ° 30 ′  E Coordinates: 48 ° 50 ′ 6 "  N , 19 ° 30 ′ 21"  E
License plate : BR
Kód obce : 508535
Community type : local community
Administration (as of November 2018)
Mayor : Viera Hudíková
Address: Obecný úrad Dolná Lehota
č. 162
976 98 Lopej
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Dolná Lehota (until 1927 Slovak "Dolná Lehota"; Hungarian Alsószabadi - until 1907 Alsólehota ) is a municipality in the middle of Slovakia with 721 inhabitants (December 31, 2019) that the Brezno District , a circle of kraj Banskobystrický heard and to traditional landscape Horehronie is counted.


The village is located on the southern slope of the central part of the Low Tatras by the Vajskovský creek in the Hron catchment area . At the lower end in the south the landscape merges into the valley landscape of Horehronské podolie , in the north the municipality extends over the valley Vajskovská dolina to the main ridge of the Low Tatras, with the mountain Dereše ( 2004  m nm ) as the highest point. Dolná Lehota thus has a share in the Low Tatras National Park . The center of the village is at an altitude of 480  m nm and is 15 kilometers from Brezno and 36 kilometers from Banská Bystrica .

The municipality of Dolná Lehota borders on Lazisko and Demänovská Dolina across the main ridge in the north, Horná Lehota in the east, Valaská in the southeast, Podbrezová in the south and Predajná and Jasenie in the west.


The place was founded in 1358 by Petrík , the long-time hereditary bailiff of Predajná on the territory of the Lipch Castle . Therefore, the village bore his name for more than 100 years. B. Petwrlehota (1424), Lehota Petri (1455) and Petrik Lehathaya (1464), then the name changed to Inferior Lehotha (1528) and Lehotka (1536). In 1828 there were 109 houses and 901 inhabitants who were employed in agriculture, sheep and cattle ranching and as carters and lace makers. At the end of the 19th century, the extraction of antimony ores began, which were mainly processed in the neighboring village of Vajsková .

Until 1918 the place in Sohl County belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary and then came to Czechoslovakia or today Slovakia. In 1956, a tragedy occurred in the Vajskovská dolina when a large avalanche buried 16 people, all of them forest workers.


According to the 2011 census, there were 784 inhabitants in Horná Lehota, of which 741 were Slovaks, 15 Roma and two Czechs. 26 residents did not provide any information. 542 residents committed to the Roman Catholic Church, 44 residents to the Evangelical Church AB and one resident to the Greek Catholic Church. 104 inhabitants had no denomination and 93 inhabitants had no denomination.

Results after the 2001 census (739 inhabitants):

By ethnicity:

  • 98.24% Slovaks
  • 0.81% Czechs
  • 0.41% Roma
  • 0.14% Russians

By denomination:

  • 79.03% Roman Catholic
  • 11.10% non-denominational
  • 8.66% Protestant
  • 1.08% no information
  • 0.14% others

Sightseeing and tourism

  • Roman Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist from 1914
  • Protestant bell tower from 1818
  • SNP memorial from 1976
See also:  List of listed objects in Dolná Lehota

The touristic place Krpáčovo is partly located in the municipality.

Individual evidence

  1. 2011 census by ethnicity (Slovak)
  2. 2011 census by denomination (Slovak)

Web links

Commons : Dolná Lehota  - collection of images, videos and audio files