Brezová pod Bradlom

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Brezová pod Bradlom
Town
Brezová pod Bradlom
Brezová pod Bradlom
Coat of arms of Brezová pod Bradlom
Coat of arms
Brezová pod Bradlom is located in Trenčín Region
Brezová pod Bradlom
Brezová pod Bradlom
Location of Brezová pod Bradlom in the Trenčín Region
Brezová pod Bradlom is located in Slovakia
Brezová pod Bradlom
Brezová pod Bradlom
Brezová pod Bradlom (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°39′50″N 17°32′23″E / 48.66389°N 17.53972°E / 48.66389; 17.53972Coordinates: 48°39′50″N 17°32′23″E / 48.66389°N 17.53972°E / 48.66389; 17.53972
CountrySlovakia
RegionTrenčín
DistrictMyjava
First mentioned1263
Government
 • MayorJaroslav Ciran
Area
 • Total41.08 km2 (15.86 sq mi)
Elevation
278 m (912 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31[1])
 • Total4,834
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
90613
Area code(s)+421-34
Car plateMY
Websitewww.brezova.sk

Brezová pod Bradlom (German: Birkenhain; Hungarian: Berezó) is a town in the Myjava District, Trenčín Region, western Slovakia, at the western foothills of the Little Carpathians, in the Myjavské Kopanice region.

History[edit]

The territory of Brezová pod Bradlom appears for the first time in written records in 1262. The village was permanently settled in the 15th century or in the first half of 16th century. It was granted the town status in 1709, confirmed in 1966.

Demographics[edit]

Brezová pod Bradlom has a population of around 5,000. According to the 2001 census, 92.2% of inhabitants were Slovaks and 0.8% Czechs.[2] The religious makeup was 38.5% Lutherans, 24.9% Roman Catholics, and 22.5% people with no religious affiliation.[2]

Sights[edit]

Štefánik's Tomb

The monumental tomb of Milan Rastislav Štefánik is located on the Bradlo hill (543 metres (1,781 ft), approximately three kilometres from the town, on the road to Košariská. The monument's construction started in 1924, five years after Štefánik's death and was finished in 1928. The tomb was designed by architect Dušan Jurkovič.

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Brezová pod Bradlom is twinned with:[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2007-10-27. Retrieved 2007-11-06.
  3. ^ "Partnerstvo miest". brezova.sk (in Slovak). Brezová pod Bradlom. Retrieved 2019-09-09.

Genealogical resources[edit]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1733-1910 (parish A)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1720-1902 (parish A)

External links[edit]

Media related to Brezová pod Bradlom at Wikimedia Commons