Banská Bystrica

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Banská Bystrica
City
Banská Bystrica's main square
Banská Bystrica's main square
Flag of Banská Bystrica
Flag
Coat of arms of Banská Bystrica
Coat of arms
Etymology: "mining creek"
Banská Bystrica is located in Banská Bystrica Region
Banská Bystrica
Banská Bystrica
Location of Banská Bystrica in the Banská Bystrica Region
Banská Bystrica is located in Slovakia
Banská Bystrica
Banská Bystrica
Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°44′07″N 19°08′43″E / 48.73528°N 19.14528°E / 48.73528; 19.14528Coordinates: 48°44′07″N 19°08′43″E / 48.73528°N 19.14528°E / 48.73528; 19.14528
Country Slovakia
RegionBanská Bystrica
DistrictBanská Bystrica
First mentioned1255
Government
 • MayorJán Nosko
Area
 • Total103.37 km2 (39.91 sq mi)
Elevation
362 m (1,188 ft)
Population
 (2018-31-12[1])
 • Total76,438
 • Density740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
97401
Area code(s)+421-48
Car plateBB
Websiteeng.banskabystrica.sk

Banská Bystrica (German: Neusohl, Hungarian: Besztercebánya, Latin: Villa Nova), is a large town in central Slovakia, on the Hron river.

History[change | change source]

It was first mentioned in 1255 as a royal free mining town. The town had rich ore deposits, mainly copper, and to a lesser extent silver, gold and iron. As the deposits were depleted, the town has reoriented to the industry. During the World War II, the Slovak National Uprising broke out in the town.

Sister cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.

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