View on the village from the Kostolec hill
|Elevation||200 m (656 ft)|
|Area||2.63 km2 (1.02 sq mi)|
|Population||357 (31 December 2004)|
|Density||136 / km2 (352 / sq mi)|
|Mayor||Mária Koláriková (independent)|
|Postal code||922 21|
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Ducové is a municipality (village) situated in western Slovakia, near the spa town of Piešťany. It was part of the municipality Moravany nad Váhom from 1976 to 1992. The village lies under the Váh Inovec.
1773 Dutzo, Duczowe, 1786 Duczo, Duczowce, 1808 Duczó, Ducow, 1863 - 1913 Ducó, 1920 Ducov, Ducové, 1927 - 1975, 1992 Ducové
Great Moravian castle
Ducové is famous for an archaeological site on the Kostolec hill, where an important Great Moravian castle has been unearthed. The castle, including a small palace, a Christian rotunda church, and a graveyard of local nobles, served as the administrative center of the Váh river valley (the Trenčín county) during the 9th century and the first half of the 10th century. It was founded after the nearby Nitrian castle in Pobedim was destroyed during unification of Great Moravia by Mojmír I. Ducové castle was destroyed itself by Magyar invaders around 955. Some parts of the castle (such as its palisades) have been reconstructed by archaeologists. Excavations of older settlements from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and the Roman era indicate that Ducové benefited from its location on the Amber Road well before the Great Moravian era.
- Majtán, Milan (1998). Názvy obcí Slovenskej republiky: vývin v rokoch 1773-1997. Bratislava: VEDA, vydavateľstvo Slovenskej akadémie vied. p. 600. ISBN 80-224-0530-2.
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Bratislava, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1783-1905 (parish B)
- Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1783-1922 (parish B)
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