|• Total||17.82 km2 (6.88 sq mi)|
|Elevation||484 m (1,588 ft)|
|• Density||13/km2 (35/sq mi)|
In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1270 (1270 Gukes, 1388 Gykys). In 1388 it belonged to Levice town and later on to the Mining Chamber. In 1944 men of age from 16 to 40 years were deported to Germany.
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1743-1896 (parish B)
- Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1829-1952 (parish B)
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