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Beckov

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Beckov (Beckó) is a village and municipality in Nové Mesto nad Váhom District in the Trenčín Region of western Slovakia. 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 Beckó. 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. The village, which used to be a town, was fortified by mighty wall, large parts of which are preserved. Religious buildings include the gothic catholic parish church and baroque former franciscan monastery with church within the walled town and the protestant parish church outside the walls. In the town the
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