Divina ( until the 19th century Slovak also " VeLka Divina "; Hungarian Nagydivény - to 1907 Nagydivina ) a place and a municipality in Žilina Okres of Žilinský is kraj with 2404 inhabitants ( 31 December 2011).


The municipality is located in Javorník Mountains in the valley of the brook Divinsky creek and is nine kilometers away from Zilina.

Administratively divided the church into the community Divina parts and Lúky (1907 incorporated ) which is located in a side valley. There are other hamlets in the mountains.


The first known mention of the place Divina dates back to 1325, where the area of the place is described. Since the end of the 14th century, the emphasis as a wholesale Divina opposite the smaller town Divinka at the Waag is also known south. Later the village was the estate of Budatín tribute. In 1828 there were 214 houses and 1,437 inhabitants Divina that dealt with agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and wire binding. In the 19th century there was a distillery in the town.

On July 24, 1837 just a few feet, a meteorite fell from the local Church to the earth. There is a 10.75 kg heavy bronzite - chondrite with a high iron content. The piece is now proven in the National Museum in Budapest.