Kokava nad Rimavicou

Kokava nad Rimavicou
Coat of arms
Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Poltár
Elevation 329 m (1,079 ft)
Coordinates SK 48°34′N 19°50′E / 48.567°N 19.833°E / 48.567; 19.833Coordinates: SK 48°34′N 19°50′E / 48.567°N 19.833°E / 48.567; 19.833
Area 6.627 km2 (2.56 sq mi)
Population 3,035 (2011[1])
Density 458/km2 (1,186/sq mi)
First mentioned 1481
Postal code 985 05
Area code +421-47
Car plate PT
Location of Kokava nad Rimavicou in Slovakia
Location of Kokava nad Rimavicou in the Banská Bystrica Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.kokava.sk

Kokava nad Rimavicou is a village and municipality in the Poltár District in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia. The village stands in the Stolica Mountains of the Inner Western Carpathians.[2] Kokava in the past had been center for regional glass production. In the 20th century were established two paper mills, a potash workshop and a steam timber,[3] although they went through a recession recently. Nearby holiday location Kokava-Línia offers several chalets and cottages used mainly by winter skiers.[4]


Kokava is known for its festival tradition. In 2012 the folklore festival Koliesko (The Wheel) celebrated its 22nd anniversary.[5] Additionally, there is annual country music festival Country fest Kokava[6] and a festival of gypsy music Balvafest.[7] Na Chorepe byva Havran, vtak. (bird, raven).

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Genealogical resources

The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"

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