Hunkovce

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Location
49°21'38"N
021°39'06"E
Country
 Slovakia
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Description

Hunkovce (Rusyn: Гунківцї, Hungarian: Felsőhunkóc) is a village and municipality in Svidník District in the Prešov Region of north-eastern Slovakia.

History

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1548. During World War II the huge Battle of the Dukla Pass took place in the area around Hunkovce. Today the town has a German World War II cemetery which contains the graves of approx. 3,000 German soldiers that participated in the Battle of the Dukla Pass.

Geography

The municipality lies at an altitude of 310 metres and covers an area of 6.960 km2. It has a population of about 341 people.

Genealogical resources

The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Presov, Slovakia" Greek Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1823-1922 (parish B)
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