In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1545.
The municipality lies at an altitude of 789 metres and covers an area of 11.571 km². It has a population of about 229 people.
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Bytca, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1715-1895 (parish A)