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Country Slovakia
Region Prešov
District Prešov
River Torysa
Elevation 215 m (705 ft)
Coordinates 48°49′40″N 21°17′41″E / 48.82778°N 21.29472°E / 48.82778; 21.29472Coordinates: 48°49′40″N 21°17′41″E / 48.82778°N 21.29472°E / 48.82778; 21.29472
Area 4.375562 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population 384 (2011-12-31)
Density 88/km2 (228/sq mi)
First mentioned 1289
Government village council
Mayor Milena Birešová
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 082 03
Area code +421-51
Car plate PO
Location in Slovakia
Location in Slovakia
Location in the Prešov Region
Location in the Prešov Region
Wikimedia Commons: Bretejovce
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Bretejovce (Hungarian: Sárosberettő or Berettő) is a village and municipality in Prešov District in the Prešov Region of eastern Slovakia.


The village was first mentioned in historical records in 1289.[1] Before 1918, it was part of Sáros county in Austria-Hungary.


The municipality lies at an altitude of 239 metres and covers an area of 4.376 km². It lies on the western bank of the Torysa (river).


In 1787, the village had 37 houses and 323 inhabitants. In 1828, 50 houses and 383 inhabitants. In 1900, there were 351 residents.[1] As of 31 December 2011, the village had a population of 384 people.[2]


Bretejovce's Roman Catholic church, The Seven Sorrows of Mary or, Our Lady of Sorrows, (Slovak: Kostol Sedembolestnej Panny Márie), was built in the baroque style in 1785,[3] and sits at the top of a hill at the end of the main side street in the village. The church is part of the Budimir parish, and part of the Košice archdiocese. The village's coat of arms incorporates the symbol for the Seven Sorrows of Mary, seven swords piercing a heart.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Obec Bretejovce: História, retrieved 2013-10-13 
  2. ^ Mestská a Obecná Štatistika: Bretejovce, archived from the original on 2011-02-26, retrieved 2013-10-13 
  3. ^ Katolícke farnosti Košíc a okolia, retrieved 2013-10-13 

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1747-1896 (parish B)
  • Greek Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1819-1898 (parish B)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1787-1895 (parish B)

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