Bystrá, Brezno District

Bystrá is a village and municipality in Brezno District, in the Banská Bystrica Region of central Slovakia.

Bystrá
Village
Bystrá is located in Banská Bystrica Region
Bystrá
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Location of Bystrá in the Banská Bystrica Region
Bystrá is located in Slovakia
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Bystrá (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°50′N 19°36′E / 48.833°N 19.600°E / 48.833; 19.600Coordinates: 48°50′N 19°36′E / 48.833°N 19.600°E / 48.833; 19.600
CountrySlovakia
RegionBanská Bystrica
DistrictBrezno
First mentioned1563
Government
 • MayorMarian Alberta
Area
 • Total15.873 km2 (6.129 sq mi)
Elevation
566 m (1,857 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total203
 • Density13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Postal code
977 01
Area code(s)+421-48
Car plateBR
Websitewww.bystra.sk

AttractionsEdit

The gothic Roman Catholic church of St, Florian is located in the center of the village.

During winter Bystra is mainly popular for ice-skating and winter walks. Until the 2010s Bystra also had its own ski slope. During winter the competition for the tastiest sausage is held in Bystra.

During summer the main touristic attractions are hiking and visits to the caves. There are two caves in Bystra:

  • Bystrianska cave
  • Cave of dead bats

Notable personalitiesEdit

Genealogical resourcesEdit

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1788-1923 (parish B)

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