River Hron - Slovakia
The river sources on slopes of Králova hola in Low Tatra Mountains in an altitude of 1005 m above sea level.
|Basic information about river|
Hron is the second biggest Slovak river. It sources on slopes of Králova hola in Low Tatra Mountains in an altitude of 1005 m above sea level. At first, it flows in west diresction, latzer, in section Banska Bystrica-Zvolen, it turns towards south. after Žiar nad Hronom it turns again to the west, and finally, in its last section, it flows in south dircetion, up to its mouth to Danube-river, near to the town of Šturovo. River-basin makes nearly 5500 square kilometres, 271 kilometres are navigable.
Water index registers, decisive for judgment of river-navigability, are those, located in Brezno and Banska Bystrica. So, for descent of section Helpa-Závadka, water index register must show 50 cm, corresponding to 130 cm on water index register in Banska Bystrica. Section Brezno-Banska Bystrica is passable at 100 cm, from Banska Bystrica up to the mouth you can do it at 90 cm water-level, both showing in water register index in Banska Bystrica.
It is available in Banska Bystrica.
It is available in communities of Helpa, Brezno, Podbrezová, Dubová, Banská Bystrica, Zvolen, Žiar nad Hronom, Nová Baňa, Jur nad Hronom, Kamenica nad Hronom.
It is available in Brezno, Banska Bystrica, Zvolen, Nová Baňa and Štúrovo.
Places of interest:
- Helpa - this is typical village with people´s architecture and live folklore customs.
- Brezno - important industrial factory Mostáreň (bridge factory), Neo-classical town hall(museum), tower and church.
- Podbrezová - iron ore works, machinery factory Piesok.