Borský Svätý Jur

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Coordinates: 48°37′N 17°03′E / 48.617°N 17.050°E / 48.617; 17.050
Borský Svätý Jur
Village
Borsky svaty jur.jpg
Country Slovakia
Region Trnava
District Senica
Elevation 168 m (551 ft)
Coordinates 48°37′N 17°03′E / 48.617°N 17.050°E / 48.617; 17.050
Area 15.64 km2 (6.04 sq mi)
Population 1,564 (2004-12-31)
Density 100 / km2 (259 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1394
Postal code 908 79
Area code +421-34
Car plate SE
Location of Borský Svätý Jur in Slovakia
Location of Borský Svätý Jur in Slovakia
Location of Borský Svätý Jur in the Trnava Region
Location of Borský Svätý Jur in the Trnava Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Borský Svätý Jur (Hungarian:Búrszentgyörgy, German:Bur Sankt Georgen) is a village and municipality in Senica District in the Trnava Region of western Slovakia.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1393.

It is mentioned in a deed wherebye Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor granted Elesko castle and its demesnes to the Polish nobleman Stibor as a reward for his service. The Hungarian name probably stems from the churches patron Saint George. The church predates the 1394 mention. It is later called by the names Zenthgwrt in 1466, and Zenthgergh in 1564. The village had a post stop in the 18th century. In the 19th century it belonged to the éleskő-szentjánosi estate. In the 1910 census it had 2047 inhabitants, the majority of whom were ethnic Slovak. Before the Treaty of Trianon it was in the Malacka district of Pozsony county (comitatus) in the Kingdom of Hungary.

A Roman Catholic church of Saint George was built in 1676, and a chateau in 1844.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 168 metres and covers an area of 39.719 km². It has a population of about 1550 people.

Genealogical resources[edit]

The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Bratislava, Slovakia"

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1633-1938 (parish A)

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