Dekýš

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Coordinates: 48°24′N 18°46′E / 48.400°N 18.767°E / 48.400; 18.767
Dekýš
Village
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Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Banská Štiavnica
Elevation 484 m (1,588 ft)
Coordinates 48°24′N 18°46′E / 48.400°N 18.767°E / 48.400; 18.767
Area 17.82 km2 (6.88 sq mi)
Population 240 (2004-12-31)
Density 13 / km2 (34 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1270
Postal code 969 01
Area code +421-45
Car plate BS
Location of Dekýš in Slovakia
Location of Dekýš in Slovakia
Location of Dekýš in the Banská Bystrica Region
Location of Dekýš in the Banská Bystrica Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Dekýš (1920-1927 Ďekýš; Hungarian: Gyökös, before 1913 Gyekés) is a village and municipality in Banská Štiavnica District, in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia.

History[edit]

Settlements from the Paleolithic period and from the Roman period have been excavated here.

In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1270 (1270 Gukes, 1388 Gykys). In 1388 it belonged to Levice town and later on to the Mining Chamber. In 1944 men of age from 16 to 40 years were deported to Germany.

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1743-1896 (parish B)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1829-1952 (parish B)

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