Ruins of castle Revište in municipal district Revištské Podzámčie
Coat of arms
Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Žarnovica
Tourism region Tekov
River Hron
Elevation 230 m (755 ft)
Coordinates SK 48°28′48″N 18°43′05″E / 48.48000°N 18.71806°E / 48.48000; 18.71806Coordinates: SK 48°28′48″N 18°43′05″E / 48.48000°N 18.71806°E / 48.48000; 18.71806
Area 30.399 km2 (11.7 sq mi)
Population 6,501 (2005)
Density 214/km2 (554/sq mi)
Mayor Kamil Danko
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 966 81
Area code +421-45
Car plate ZC
Location of Žarnovica in Slovakia
Location of Žarnovica in the Banská Bystrica Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.zarnovica.sk

Žarnovica (German: Scharnowitz; Hungarian: Zsarnóca) is a town and municipality in the Žarnovica District, Banská Bystrica Region in Slovakia. The town is situated in the Hron river valley. As of 2005, it had a population of 6,501 people.


The first written mention about Žarnovica is dated to 1332.


Žarnovica lies at an altitude of 230 metres (755 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 30.4 square kilometres (11.7 sq mi).[1] It is located in the Žiar Basin in central Slovakia, on the Hron River, between Vtáčnik and Štiavnické vrchy mountain ranges.


According to the 2001 census, the town had 6,596 inhabitants. 95.59% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 1.61% Roma and 0.73% Czechs. The religious make-up was 78.73% Roman Catholics, 15.25% people with no religious affiliation and 1.32% Lutherans.[1]


  1. 1 2 "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-01-26.

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