Gbely

Gbely is a town in the Skalica DistrictTrnava Region in western Slovakia, close to the Czech border.

History

The first written record about Gbely was in 1392. It gained town rights in the 16th–17th centuries. Petroleum was discovered in 1912 and extraction started in 1914.

Geography

Gbely lies at an altitude of 190 metres (623 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 59.945 square kilometres (23.1 sq mi).[2] It is located in the Záhorie region, in the Chvojnická pahorkatina hills, around 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the district seat Skalica and 75 kilometres (47 mi) from the Slovak capital Bratislava.

Contact

Gbely
email
sekretariat@gbely.sk
address
Námestie Slobody 1261 908 45 Gbely
phone
+421 (0) 34/690 64 11