Medzibrod (1927-1946 Slovak " Medzibrod nad Hronom " - until 1927 " Medzibrodie "; Hungarian Mezőköz - to 1888 Medzibrod ) is a town in central Slovakia, with 1339 inhabitants ( 31 December 2011) and belongs to Okres Banská Bystrica, a circle of Banskobystrický kraj.
The municipality is located in the countryside Horehronie on the right bank of the river Hron, nestled between the Low Tatras and the Polana. Above the town rises the mountain VeLka Chochuľa (1753 m nm). The center is located at an altitude of 398 m nm and is located 20 kilometers east of Banská Bystrica and 23 km west of Brezno.
The town was first mentioned in 1455 as Megywbrodye writing, but probably originated in the 14th century. The name is derived from the former location between two fords. The village belonged until 1848 to the manor of Castle Liptsch. In Medzibrod has a long mining history, with a former gold mine and an iron ore mine, which had been reduced from 17 to 19th century. The Antimonerzvorkommen eventually was promoted in the years 1936-46.
Results according to the census 2001 (1.315 inhabitants):
- 99.77 % Slovaks
- 0.15% Czechs
- 0.08% of Hungarians
- 89.05 % Roman Catholic
- 5.25% no religious affiliation
- 4.33% Evangelical
- 0.91 % no answer
- Baroque-Classicist Church of St. John of Nepomuk from 1791
- Martin Sokol (1901-1957), Slovak politician
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- Kraj municipality in Banskobystrický
- Location in Slovakia
- Okres Banská Bystrica