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Beckov
Village
Church
Coat of arms
Country  Slovakia
Region Trenčín
District Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Elevation 190 m (623 ft)
Coordinates 48°47′N 17°54′E / 48.783°N 17.9°E / 48.783; 17.9
Area 28.63 km2 (11 sq mi)
Population 1,367 (2004-12-31)
First mentioned 1208
Postal code 913 10
Area code +421-32
Car plate NM
Location of Beckov in Slovakia
Location of Beckov in Slovakia
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.obec

Beckov (Hungarian: Beckó) is a village and municipality in Nové Mesto nad Váhom District in the Trenčín Region of western Slovakia.

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History

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1208. Mihály de genere Bána, royal equerry, who was the forefather of the Cseszneky family, performed several heroic deeds against the Mongolian invaders of Hungary (during the invasion in 1241-42) and for his bravery in 1241 King Béla IV appointed him Count (comes) of Beckov.

Geography

The municipality lies at an altitude of 190 metres and covers an area of 28.629 km². It has a population of about 1375 people.

Sights

Above the village is Beckov Castle, now in ruins.

People

External links

Sources

  • Györffy György: Az Árpád-kori Magyarország történeti földrajza







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