Betlanovce is a village and municipality in the Spišská Nová Ves District in the Košice Region of central-eastern Slovakia.

Main road in Betlanovce
Main road in Betlanovce
Betlanovce is located in Slovakia
Location of Betlanovce in Slovakia
Coordinates: 48°58′N 20°23′E / 48.967°N 20.383°E / 48.967; 20.383Coordinates: 48°58′N 20°23′E / 48.967°N 20.383°E / 48.967; 20.383
CountrySlovakia Slovakia
RegionKošice Region Košice
DistrictSpišská Nová Ves
First mentioned1311
 • Total10.124 km2 (3.909 sq mi)
546 m (1,791 ft)
 • Total636
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Postal code
053 15
Area code(s)+421-53
Car plateSN


The name "Terra Bethlem", the earth of Bethlem, was mentioned as early as 1260 in a written document. In historical records the village itself was first mentioned in 1311 as "villa Bethlem", meaning a village belonging to Bethlem.

The village was once part of the County of the Ten Lance-bearers (Sedes X lanceatorum), a historical autonomous administrative unit within the wider Spiš county. The County of the Ten Lance-bearers existed between the 12th century and 1802, when it merged with the Spiš county proper. Between 1725 and 1803 this institution resided in Betlanovce.


The village lies at an altitude of 546 metres and covers an area of 10.124 km². It has a population of about 638 people.

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Genealogical resourcesEdit

The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Levoca, Slovakia"

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1703-1903 (parish B)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1710-1895 (parish B)

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