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Jasov
Hungarian: Jászó
German: Jossau/Joß
—  Village and commune  —
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Košice-okolie District in the Kosice Region



Jasov is located in Slovakia
Jasov
Location of Jasov in Slovakia



Jasov is located in Košice Region
Jasov
Location of Jasov in Košice Region
Coordinates: 48°41′01″N 20°58′24″E / 48.68361, 20.97333
Country  Slovakia
Region Košice
Districts of Slovakia Košice-okolie
First mentioned 1234
Government
 • Mayor Gabriel Nagy (Ind.Wp globe tiny.gif)
Area
 • Total 35.42 km2 (13.68 sq mi)
Elevation 263 m (863 ft)
Population (31-12-2013)
 • Total 3 500
 • Density 98.81/km2 (255.9/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 044 23
Area code +421-55
Vehicle registration KS
Website http://www.e-obce.sk/

Jasov (Hungarian: Jászó, German: Jossau/Joß) is a new village and commune in Košice-okolie District in the Košice Region of eastern Slovakia.

It is one of several settlements in Bodva Valley. Other settlements in Bodva Valley include: Lucia Bania, Medzev (Metzenseifen), Vyšný Medzev (Upper Metzenseifen), and Stos.

History[]

Historically, the village was first mentioned in 1234.

St.John The Baptist Church[]

Premonstratensian monastery

This is the biggest monastery complex in Slovakia and the St John The Baptist church, which forms its centrepiece, is considered one of the country's most important late-Baroque buildings.

Though the present complex dates unquestionably from the 18th century, there has been a monastery here since 1170. The first, probably made of wood, was destroyed by the invading Tatars in 1242. A Romanesque stone monastery soon replaced it and was rebuilt in a fortified style in the 15th century. The site was then completely levelled again in the 18th century to make way for the present Baroque structure. The monastery has 365 windows, 12 chimneys and four gates (representing the days, months and seasons of the year).

Geography[]

The village lies at an elevation of 280 m (920 ft) and covers an area of 35.419 km2 (13.675 sq mi). It has a population of about 3,460.

Jasov lies on the edge of the Slovenský Kras, an area of dramatic limestone (or karst) landscapes. The nearby valley between Moldava nad Bodvou and Rožňava, with its wide bottom, high cliffs and a picturesque gorge (at Zádiel), is typical.

But karst landscapes are noted for what lies beneath their surface as much as what can be seen above, and the Slovenský Kras is no exception. The area is littered with cave complexes, several of them open to the public. One of these is in the hillside a short distance from the monastery at Jasov.

Twin towns[]

Hungary Tura, Hungary

Genealogical resources[]

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

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1679-1911 (parish A)
  • Greek Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1870-1902 (parish B)
  • Reformated church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1727-1904 (parish B)

See also[]

External links[]

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