Beňuš

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Beňuš
Village
Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Brezno
Elevation 544 m (1,785 ft)
Coordinates 48°50′N 19°46′E / 48.833°N 19.767°E / 48.833; 19.767Coordinates: 48°50′N 19°46′E / 48.833°N 19.767°E / 48.833; 19.767
Area 26.780 km2 (10.34 sq mi)
Population 1,182 (2011)
Density 44/km2 (114/sq mi)
First mentioned 1380
Postal code 976 64
Area code +421-48
Car plate BR
Location of Beňuš in Slovakia
Location of Beňuš in Slovakia
Location of Beňuš in the Banská Bystrica Region
Location of Beňuš in the Banská Bystrica Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS[permanent dead link]

Beňuš (German: Beneschhau; Latin: Benesium) is a village and municipality in Brezno District, in the Banská Bystrica Region of central Slovakia.

History[edit]

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.

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): 1656-1896 (parish A)

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