A church in Nováky
Country Slovakia
Region Trenčín
District Prievidza
River Nitra
Elevation 244 m (801 ft)
Coordinates SK 48°42′48″N 18°32′22″E / 48.71333°N 18.53944°E / 48.71333; 18.53944Coordinates: SK 48°42′48″N 18°32′22″E / 48.71333°N 18.53944°E / 48.71333; 18.53944
Area 19.293 km2 (7 sq mi)
Population 4,424 (31 December 2005)
Density 229/km2 (593/sq mi)
First mentioned 1113
Mayor Dušan Šimka
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 972 71
Phone prefix 421-46
Car plate PD
Location of Nováky within Slovakia
Location of Nováky in the Trenčín Region
Wikimedia Commons: Nováky
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Nováky (Hungarian: Nyitranovák) is a town in the Prievidza District, Trenčín Region in western Slovakia. Nováky Power Plant, a thermal power plant is located near the town.

The town is one of the centres of brown coal mining in Slovakia.[1]


The town is located in the upper Nitra River valley, between the Vtáčnik and Strážovské vrchy ranges, about 10 km (6.21 mi) from Prievidza. In 1942, during the reign of the Nazi puppet government of "Independent" Slovakia, nearby barracks were used for the assembly and detention of Slovak Jews from all over the country, pending their deportation to Nazi death camps in German occupied Poland. The camp was guarded by the Slovak Hlinka Guard militia.


The first written record about Nováky was in 1113 as Nuovac. It has town status since 1961.


According to the 2001 census, the town had 4,402 inhabitants. 97.32% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 0.89% Czechs, 0.41 Roma and 0.25% Hungarians.[2] The religious make-up was 75.91% Roman Catholics, 18.06% people with no religious affiliation and 1.57% Lutherans.[2]


  1. Jonathan Reuvid (2005). Doing Business with Slovakia. GMB Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-1-905050-69-7.
  2. 1 2 "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2007-12-10.
Nováky brown coal mine
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