Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Brezno
Elevation 881 m (2,890 ft)
Coordinates SK 48°50′N 20°11′E / 48.833°N 20.183°E / 48.833; 20.183Coordinates: SK 48°50′N 20°11′E / 48.833°N 20.183°E / 48.833; 20.183
Area 55.974 km2 (21.61 sq mi)
Population 1,531 (31 December 2004)
Density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
First mentioned 1326
Postal code 976 73
Area code +421-48
Car plate BR
Location of Telgárt in Slovakia
Location of Telgárt in the Banská Bystrica Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Telgárt (called Švermovo in 1948–1990) is a village and municipality in Brezno District, in the Banská Bystrica Region of central Slovakia.


The name is of German origin: Tiergarten (initially a hunting area). In 1948, the village was named after a Czech resistance fighter and participant in Slovak National Uprising Jan Šverma. In 1990, the residents of the village returned to the original name claiming that it is still in use and Šverma never fought in Telgárt.[1]


In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1326 or in 1549 .


The village lies at an altitude of 881 metres and covers an area of 55.974 km². It has population of about 1,531 people. The Hron river rises in the cadastral area of the village, under the Kráľova hoľa mountain.


  1. Odaloš, Pavol (1991). "Toponymá okresu Banská Bystrica po 17. 11. 1989" (PDF). Kultúra slova (in Slovak). Martin: Vydavateľstvo Matice slovenskej (10): 219.
Hron near Telgárt

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