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Detva District, Banská Bystrica Region
Vodopád Bystrého potoka, Kalamárka, Melichova skala, Jánošíkova skala, Zadná Poľana
Hriňová (German: Hrinau; Hungarian: Herencsvölgy) is a town in the Detva District of central Slovakia.
The name is derived from a dialect word for horseradish. Slovak: chren - a horseradish, dialect: hriň (noun), hriňová (fem. adjective).
The town is located on the Slatina river, under the Poľana mountains. It is located app. 13 km (8.08 mi) from Detva and 40 km (24.85 mi) from Zvolen. A dam is located above the town.
At first, the town was a part of Detva municipality, which arose in the 17th century. In 1891, Hriňová became a separate municipality from Detva. It has town status since 1 January 1989.
According to the 2001 census, the town had 8,289 inhabitants. 98.56% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 0.42% Czechs and 0.35% Roma. The religious make-up was 88.85% Roman Catholics, 6.19% people with no religious affiliation and 2.10% Lutherans.