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by Istvan Molnar, 11 December 2000
Bakonybél is a village in Veszprém County in Hungary near to Town of Pápa (31 km south-east) in the Valley of the Gerence Brook in the heart of the Northern Bakony Mountains. The village has got 1559 inhabitants (1990 census), nearly all of them are Hungarians. Neighbouring settlements are: Bakonyszücs, Ugod, Bakonyjákó, Szentgál, Hárskút, Pénzesgőr, Porva and Fenyőfő villages. The first mention is from 1018, when a new Benecditine monastery was found near to the formerly hermitage of St. Günther and St. Gellert. The settlement was settled with German and Slovakian serves in 1713 by the Abbey of Pannonhalma. In 1910 Bakonybél was a village in the Zirc district of Veszprém County. Number of inhabitants in 1910: 1.323; 1.306 (98,7%) Hungarian, 16 (1,2%) German and 1 (0,1%) other by mother tongue, 1.304 (98,6%) Roman Catholic, 13 (1,0%) Jew and 6 (0,5%) other by religion. The Coat of Arms relates to the conversion of timber.
Istvan Molnar, 11 December 2000