Bijacovce

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Location of Levoča District in the Prešov Region

Bijacovce (Hungarian: Szepesmindszent; German Biazowitz/Betendorf) is a village and municipality in Levoča District in the Prešov Region of central-eastern Slovakia. The village is along the famous Gothic Route and the church dates from the 13th century. The church is gothic with a rotunda to match it. There is also a manor house from the 18th century in Bijacovce. The manor house was built between 1780-1785 by the Csaky family. The last renovation of the manor house was in 1955. Unfortunately the manor house is off limits because it was turned into a school. However, next to the manor house, there is a park with deer roaming around it.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1258.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 557 metres and covers an area of 16.595 km² . It has a population of about 830 people.

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Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1646-1895 (parish A)

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Coordinates: 49°02′N 20°48′E / 49.033°N 20.800°E / 49.033; 20.800