Beckov

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Beckov
Village
Church
Church
Beckov is located in Trenčín Region
Beckov
Beckov
Location of Beckov in the Trenčín Region
Beckov is located in Slovakia
Beckov
Beckov
Beckov (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°47′N 17°54′E / 48.783°N 17.900°E / 48.783; 17.900Coordinates: 48°47′N 17°54′E / 48.783°N 17.900°E / 48.783; 17.900
CountrySlovakia
RegionTrenčín
DistrictNové Mesto nad Váhom
First mentioned1208
Area
 • Total28.63 km2 (11.05 sq mi)
Elevation
190 m (620 ft)
Population
 (2004-12-31)
 • Total1,367
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Postal code
913 10
Area code(s)+421-32
Car plateNM
Websitewww.obec

Beckov (Hungarian: Beckó) is a village and municipality in Nové Mesto nad Váhom District in the Trenčín Region of western Slovakia.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1208. Mihály de genere Bána, royal equerry, who was the forefather of the Cseszneky family, performed several heroic deeds against the Mongolian invaders of Hungary (during the invasion in 1241-42) and for his bravery in 1241 King Béla IV appointed him Count (comes) of Beckó.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 190 metres and covers an area of 28.629 km². It has a population of about 1375 people.

Sights[edit]

Above the village is Beckov Castle, now in ruins.

People[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Györffy György: Az Árpád-kori Magyarország történeti földrajza

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1676-1934 (parish A)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1792-1942 (parish A)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Beckov at Wikimedia Commons