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Obecný úrad Hertník 162
086 42 Hertník

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Region: Bardejov


First written mention: 1351

Height above sea level: 460 m.n.m.

Numbers of inhabitants: 1028

Sufrace of cadaster: 1798 ha


Hertnik is situated on the northeast of Slovakia, outlying 12 km from Bardejov. It is spread in the west part of Bartosova kotlina (basin), on the foothill of Cergov, 460 metres above sea level. First written mention dates back to 1351. Marvelous nature sceneries in the village surroundings predestinate it for turist utilization. In the land area there was made also fishpond. Hertnik is rich in 
Historical landmarks, which family line of Forgac has had merit. Roman Catholic Church of St. Catherine Alexandrian is a sacral dominante of the village. It originates from the beginning of 17th century and it has richly decorated interier. Since 1620 to 1635 there were remains of three st. martyr from Kosice saved. In 1804 the local chapel was patronizing to manse. The Hertnik Manory House is situated in surrounding of church. It is setting in the place of the former castle, which was supposedly built up by Jan Jiskra from Brandys in the half of 15th century. The Forgac family owned the manory house for two centuries. In the present it serves as integrative centre for disable children. There is Basic and Kindergaten scholl in Hertnik, several enterpreneurs in tourist industry and many institutions increasing living status of inhabitants as well as attraction of this place for tourism.



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