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Country Slovakia
Region Banská Bystrica
District Brezno
Elevation 610 m (2,001 ft)
Coordinates 48°50′N 19°44′E / 48.833°N 19.733°E / 48.833; 19.733Coordinates: 48°50′N 19°44′E / 48.833°N 19.733°E / 48.833; 19.733
Area 29.409 km2 (11.35 sq mi)
Population 2,468 (2004-12-31)
Density 84/km2 (218/sq mi)
First mentioned 1630
Mayor Peter Baliak
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 976 64
Area code +421-48
Car plate BR
Braväcovo is located in Banská Bystrica Region
Location of Braväcovo in the Banská Bystrica Region
Braväcovo is located in Slovakia
Braväcovo (Slovakia)
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS[permanent dead link]

Braväcovo (until World War II Bravacovo) is a village and municipality in Brezno District, in the Banská Bystrica Region of central Slovakia.


The village arose in the 16th century as a settlement within Beňuš. It was founded by German miners and Polish coalmakers. In 1808 it was mentioned as a shepherds colony in the Horehronie Region.

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): 1786-1896 (parish B)

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