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Zlatníky (Slovakia)
Basic data
State : Slovakia
Kraj : Trenčiansky kraj
Okres : Bánovce nad Bebravou
Region : Horná Nitra
Area : 50.440 km²
Residents : 682 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 14 inhabitants per km²
Height : 270  m nm
Postal code : 956 37
Telephone code : 0 38
Geographic location : 48 ° 43 '  N , 18 ° 7'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 42 '44 "  N , 18 ° 7' 19"  E
License plate : BN
Kód obce : 505790
Community type : local community
Administration (as of November 2018)
Mayor : Erik Števula
Address: Obecný úrad Zlatníky
č. 42
956 37 Zlatníky
Website: www.zlatniky.sk
Statistics information on statistics.sk

Zlatníky (until 1927 Slovak "Zlatník"; Hungarian Aranyosd - to 1900 Zlatnik ) is a municipality in the west of Slovakia with 682 inhabitants (December 31, 2019), which for Okres Bánovce nad Bebravou of, part kraj Trenčiansky heard.


Okšovské duby protected area two kilometers west of Zlatníky

The municipality is located in the north of the Nitrianska pahorkatina hills and thus in the Slovakian Danube lowlands . It is traversed by the Livina brook and also includes part of the Považský Inovec mountain range up to its main ridge. There the highest hills reach between 900  m nm and 1000  m nm. The town center is located at an altitude of 270  m nm and is 15 kilometers from Bánovce nad Bebravou .

Neighboring municipalities are Dubodiel in the north, Cimenná in the northeast, Malé Hoste in the east and southeast, Nemečky and Prašice in the south, Podhradie in the southwest, Hôrka nad Váhom and Kálnica in the west and Selec in the northwest.


Zlatníky emerged from a noble settlement in the 12th century. In the 13th century the area was owned by the Hont-Pázmány family , the place itself was first mentioned in writing in 1390 as Aranyas and at that time it was part of the dominion of the Topoltschan Castle . In the High Middle Ages gold mines were operated west of the village, after which the inhabitants were mostly craftsmen and farmers. In 1828 there were 63 houses and 435 inhabitants. In the 19th century there were two glassworks near Zlatníky: one worked far in the mountains between 1809 and 1839, the other between 1865 and 1890 in the settlement of Kulháň .

Until 1918, the place in Neutra County belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary and then came to Czechoslovakia or now Slovakia.


According to the 2011 census, Zlatníky had 672 inhabitants, including 644 Slovaks , 6 Czechs and 2 Magyars . 20 residents gave no information on ethnicity .

542 residents committed themselves to the Roman Catholic Church, 14 residents to the Evangelical Church AB and 1 resident each to the Greek Catholic Church and the Pentecostal movement. 76 residents had no denomination and 38 residents had no denomination.

Buildings and monuments

  • Wooden bell tower from the 18th century
  • Roman Catholic Church of the Queen of Mary from 1993
  • 19th century cemetery chapel

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Results of the 2011 census (Slovak)