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Tekov (in Latin: comitatus Barsiensis, in German: Barsch, in Hungarian: Bars) is the name of a historic administrative county in central and southern Slovakia from a time when Slovakia was part of Hungary. Today in Slovakia only an informal designation of the corresponding territory. Characterised by mining activities, especially in the past. Situated along the Hron river between Hont in the east, (including) Kremnica and Hronská Dúbrava in the north, the Žitava river in the west , and Bešeňov and (excluding) Biňa in the south.