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Country Slovakia
Region Prešov Region
District Bardejov
River Kamenec (river)
Elevation 568 m (1,864 ft)
Coordinates 49°25′20″N 21°19′00″E / 49.42222°N 21.31667°E / 49.42222; 21.31667Coordinates: 49°25′20″N 21°19′00″E / 49.42222°N 21.31667°E / 49.42222; 21.31667
Area 19.09 km2 (7 sq mi)
Population 285 (31. 12. 2004)
Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Established 1414
Starosta Štefan Fedorko[1] (ĽS-HZDS)
Timezone GMT (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) GMT (UTC+2)
Postal code 086 35
Area code +421-54
Code BJ
Code 1 Car plate
Location in Slovakia
Location in Slovakia
Location in the Prešov Region
Location in the Prešov Region
Bardejov District in the Prešov Region

Becherov is a municipality (village) in Slovakia in the Bardejov Districtin the Prešov Region near the border with Poland.

It had 284 inhabitants in 2006 (274 according to the 2001 census, out of which 133 Ruthenians, 82 Slovaks and 45 Ukrainians). It covers an area of 1909 ha.

The village features:

  • the Greek Catholic church of Virgin Mary built in 1847
  • an Orthodox church with features of Old Russian Baroque
  • the Natural Nature Reserve Becherovská tisina - Becherov yew forest (declared in 1954, area 24.13 ha, features: rare fauna and flora, a sulphatic water spring
  • World War I memorial and cemetery built in 1933 which was projected by Dušan Jurkovič
  • World War II memorial
  • a border crossing point to Poland (opened in 1994)
  • an annual folklore festival called Stretnutie pri vatre Bonfire meeting

See also


  1. ^ "Official results of municipal elections 2006". Statistical office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2006.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)[permanent dead link]

Genealogical resources

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1695-1895 (parish B)
  • Greek Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1841-1898 (parish A)

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