Brezová pod Bradlom

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Coordinates: 48°39′50″N 17°32′23″E / 48.66389°N 17.53972°E / 48.66389; 17.53972
Brezová pod Bradlom
Town
Slovak Republic - Brezova pod Bradlom (8).JPG
Brezová pod Bradlom
Country Slovakia
Region Trenčín
District Myjava
Tourism region Myjavské kopanice
Elevation 278 m (912 ft)
Coordinates 48°39′50″N 17°32′23″E / 48.66389°N 17.53972°E / 48.66389; 17.53972
Area 41.08 km2 (15.86 sq mi)
Population 5,447 (2005-12-31)
Density 133 / km2 (344 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1263
Mayor Mgr. Eva Ušiaková
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90613
Area code +421-34
Car plate MY
Location of Brezová pod Bradlom in Slovakia
Location of Brezová pod Bradlom in Slovakia
Location of Brezová pod Bradlom in the Trenčín Region
Location of Brezová pod Bradlom in the Trenčín Region
Wikimedia Commons: Brezová pod Bradlom
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.brezova.sk

Brezová pod Bradlom (German: Birkenhain; Hungarian: Berezó) is a town in the Myjava District, Trenčín Region, western Slovakia, at the western foothills of the Little Carpathians, in the Myjavské Kopanice region.

History[edit]

The territory of Brezová pod Bradlom appears for the first time in written records in 1263. The village was permanently settled in the 15th century or in the first half of 16th century. It was granted the town status in 1709, confirmed in 1966.

Demographics[edit]

Brezová pod Bradlom has a population of 5,110 (as of May 21, 2011). According to the 2001 census, 92.2% of inhabitants were Slovaks and 0.8% Czechs.[1] The religious makeup was 38.5% Lutherans, 24.9% Roman Catholics, and 22.5% people with no religious affiliation.[1]

Sights[edit]

Štefánik's Tomb

The monumental tomb of Milan Rastislav Štefánik is located on the Bradlo hill (543 metres (1,781 ft), approximately three kilometres from the town, on the road to Košariská. The monument's construction started in 1924, five years after Štefánik's death and was finished in 1928. The tomb was designed by architect Dušan Jurkovič.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-10-27. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1733-1910 (parish A)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1720-1902 (parish A)

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