Brestovec, Komárno District

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Brestovec
Szilas
Village
Brestovec2.JPG
Country Slovakia
Region Nitra
District Komárno
Elevation 110 m (361 ft)
Coordinates 47°51′37″N 17°49′28″E / 47.86028°N 17.82444°E / 47.86028; 17.82444Coordinates: 47°51′37″N 17°49′28″E / 47.86028°N 17.82444°E / 47.86028; 17.82444
Area 7.49 km2 (2.892 sq mi)
Population 490
Density 65/km2 (168/sq mi)
First mentioned 1327
Mayor Peter Tóth
Postal code 946 17
Car plate KN
Location of Brestovec in Slovakia
Location of Brestovec in Slovakia
Location of Brestovec in the Nitra Region
Location of Brestovec in the Nitra Region
Wikimedia Commons: Brestovec, Komárno District
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS[permanent dead link]

Brestovec (Hungarian: Szilas) is a village and municipality in the Komárno District in the Nitra Region of south-west Slovakia.

Geography[edit]

The village lies at an altitude of 110 metres and covers an area of 7.491 km². It has a population of about 490 people.

History[edit]

In the 9th century, the territory of Brestovec became part of the Kingdom of Hungary. In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1327. After the Austro-Hungarian army disintegrated in November 1918, Czechoslovak troops occupied the area, later acknowledged internationally by the Treaty of Trianon. Between 1938 and 1945 Brestovec once more became part of Miklós Horthy's Hungary through the First Vienna Award. From 1945 until the Velvet Divorce, it was part of Czechoslovakia. Since then it has been part of Slovakia.

Ethnicity[edit]

The village is about 97% Hungarian, 3% Slovak.

Facilities[edit]

The village has a public library, and a football pitch.

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1750-1939 (parish B)
  • Reformated church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1774-1943 (parish B)

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