|Elevation||480 m (1,575 ft)|
|Area||28.6 km2 (11.0 sq mi)|
|Density||43/km2 (111/sq mi)|
|Postal code||966 15|
|Statistics: MOŠ/MIS[permanent dead link]|
The village arose by separation from Banská Štiavnica, but it was part of Banská Štiavnica again from 1873 to 1954.
In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1228 (flumen Bela) in connection with its silver mines. In 1331, King Béla IV invited German miners from Banská Štiavnica and the village got the German name Dilln (Dyln, Dilln, Dylen). The village suffered from Turkish raids during the Ottoman wars.
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1688-1895(parish A)
- Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1678-1905(parish B)
- Official website of Banská Belá (in Slovak)
- Basic information about Banská Belá (in Slovak)
- Surnames of living people in Banska Bela[permanent dead link]
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