|Elevation||544 m (1,785 ft)|
|Area||26.780 km2 (10.34 sq mi)|
|Density||44/km2 (114/sq mi)|
|Postal code||976 64|
|Statistics: MOŠ/MIS[permanent dead link]|
In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1380 (Beneshawa) as a mining village, in 1563 it is mentioned as a free woodmen’s village. In the 14th century, some Germans established here (from I. Lasslob "Deutsche Ortsnamen in der Slowakei"). In 1563 it belonged to Banská Bystrica’s Mining Chamber.
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1656-1896 (parish A)
- Surnames of living people in Benus[permanent dead link]
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