Zlatno, Poltár District

Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Poltár
Elevation 389 m (1,276 ft)
Coordinates SK 48°31′N 19°49′E / 48.517°N 19.817°E / 48.517; 19.817Coordinates: SK 48°31′N 19°49′E / 48.517°N 19.817°E / 48.517; 19.817
Area 0.358 km2 (0.14 sq mi)
Population 490 (2011)
Density 1,369/km2 (3,546/sq mi)
First mentioned 1819
Postal code 985 04
Area code +421-47
Car plate PT
Location of Zlatno in Slovakia
Location of Zlatno in the Banská Bystrica Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.zlatno.e-obce.sk

Zlatno is a village and municipality in the Poltár District in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia. In 1998 it became a self-administered village, before it was a part of Kokava nad Rimavicou.

Glass production

Production of glass started in the village in 1833. Products had been transported to several world ehibitions. In the middle of 19th century came to Zlatno Leo Valentin Pantoček. He invented the way how to produce the glass money. Later this technique was named as hyaloplastics. In 1856 followed the invention of iris glass.[1] A lot of production had been exportd to United Kingdom and United States.[2] In Zlatno had been a glasswork museum, which, however, ceased to exist. The glass factory stopped its production in 2003. However, several private companies continue in glass production.


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