Becherov

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Location
49°25'19"N
021°19'00"E
Country
 Slovakia
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Becherov (Rusyn: Бехерів) is a municipality (village) in Slovakia in the Bardejov Districtin the Prešov Region near the border with Poland. It had 284 inhabitants in 2006 (274 according to the 2001 census, out of which 133 Ruthenians, 82 Slovaks and 45 Ukrainians). It covers an area of 1909 ha. The village features: the Greek Catholic church of Virgin Mary built in 1847 an Orthodox church with features of Old Russian Baroque the Natural Nature Reserve Becherovská tisina – Becherov yew forest (declared in 1954, area 24.13 ha, features: rare fauna and flora, a sulphatic water spring World War I memorial and cemetery built in 1933 which was projected by Dušan Jurkovič World War II memorial a border crossing point to Poland (opened in 1994) an annual folklore festival called Stretnutie pri vatre Bonfire meeting
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