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Gemer
German: Gömer, Gemer
Hungarian: Sajógömör
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Location of Revúca District in Banská Bystrica Region



Gemer (Revúca) is located in Slovakia
Gemer
Location of Gemer in Slovakia



Gemer (Revúca) is located in Banská Bystrica Region
Gemer
Location of Gemer in Banská Bystrica Region
Coordinates: 48°26′58″N 20°18′56″E / 48.44944, 20.31556
Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica Region
District Revúca District
First mentioned 1198
Government
 • Mayor Zoltán Jankóšik[ (MOST-HÍD)
Area
 • Total 17.97 km2 (6.94 sq mi)
Elevation 184 m (604 ft)
Population (31 Dec. 2014)
 • Total 894
 • Density 49.75/km2 (128.9/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 982 01
Area code +421-47
Website http://www.obecgemer.sk/

Gemer (German: Gömer, Gemer; Hungarian: Sajógömör) is a village and commune in Revúca District in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia.

History[edit | edit source]

Important Bronze Age finds have been made in the village. In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1198 as Gomur (1216 Gumur, 1289 Gemer) as a settlement below the much older Gemer Castle (which was originally a Slavic fortified settlement). The castle was the capital of Gemer and control point of all the ways for Spiš County.

The settlement below the castle was a royal dominion and in the 14th century it became the capital of Gemer. It was besieged by the Bohemian condottiere Jiskra in the 15th century and it was pillaged by Turks in the 16th century. From 1938 to 1945 it belonged to Hungary under the First Vienna Award.

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Genealogical resources[edit | edit source]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1733-1896 (parish B)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1730-1895 (parish A)
  • Reformated church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1707-1870 (parish B)

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