Kokava nad Rimavicou
|Kokava nad Rimavicou|
|Elevation||329 m (1,079 ft)|
|Coordinates||SK 48°34′N 19°50′E / 48.567°N 19.833°ECoordinates: SK 48°34′N 19°50′E / 48.567°N 19.833°E|
|Area||6.627 km2 (2.56 sq mi)|
|Density||458/km2 (1,186/sq mi)|
|Postal code||985 05|
Location of Kokava nad Rimavicou in Slovakia
Location of Kokava nad Rimavicou in the Banská Bystrica Region
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. 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, although they went through a recession recently. Nearby holiday location Kokava-Línia offers several chalets and cottages used mainly by winter skiers.
Kokava is known for its festival tradition. In 2012 the folklore festival Koliesko (The Wheel) celebrated its 22nd anniversary. Additionally, there is annual country music festival Country fest Kokava and a festival of gypsy music Balvafest. Na Chorepe byva Havran, vtak. (bird, raven).
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1804-1896 (parish A)
- Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1837-1911 (parish A)
- Reformated church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1771-1896 (parish B)
- Official homepage
- Folklore festival Koliesko information
- Surnames of living people in Kokava nad Rimavicou