Banská Bystrica

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Coordinates: 48°43′57″N 19°08′57″E / 48.73250°N 19.14917°E / 48.73250; 19.14917
Banská Bystrica
Ceety
Banská Bystrica's main square
Banner
Coat o airms
Name origin: "mining creek"
Kintra Slovakie
River Hron
Elevation 362 m (1,188 ft)
Coordinates 48°43′57″N 19°08′57″E / 48.73250°N 19.14917°E / 48.73250; 19.14917
Area 103.37 km2 (39.91 sq mi)
Population 78 327 (2011-12-31)
Density 775 / km2 (2,007 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1255
Mayor Peter Gogola (Independent)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 97401
Aurie code +421-48
Caur plate BB
Location o Banská Bystrica within Slovakie
Location o Banská Bystrica within Slovakie
Location o Banská Bystrica in a mair detailed cairt o the Banská Bystrica Region
Location o Banská Bystrica in a mair detailed cairt o the Banská Bystrica Region
Wikimedia Commons: Banská Bystrica
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Wabsteid: eng.banskabystrica.sk

Banská Bystrica (Aboot this soond Slovak pronunciation ; German: Neusohl; Hungarian: Besztercebánya) is a ceety in central Slovakie locatit on the Hron River in a lang an wide valley encircled bi the muntain chains o the Law Tatras, the Veľká Fatra, an the Kremnica Muntains. Wi 78 327 indwallers, Banská Bystrica is the saxt maist populous municipality in Slovakie.[1][2] The present toun wis foondit bi German settlers,[3] however it wis biggit upon a umwhile Slavic settlement. It obtained the municipal privileges o a free ryal toun o the Kinrick o Hungary in 1255. The copper minin toun acquired its present picturesque leuk in the Late Middle Ages when the prosperous burghers biggit its central kirks, mansions, an fortifications. It is the caipital o the kraj (Banská Bystrica Region) an the okres (Banská Bystrica Destrict). It is an aa the home o Matej Bel Varsity. As a historical ceety wi an easy access tae the surroondin muntains, Banská Bystrica is a popular winter an simmer tourist destination.

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Twin touns – Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Banská Bystrica haes several sister ceeties an pairtner touns aroond the warld:[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 13 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-03. 
  2. "Urban Audit". Archived from the original on 17 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  3. "Besztercebánya – Hungarian Catholic Lexicon". Pazmany Peter Catholic University. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  4. "Banská Bystrica Sister Cities". 2001–2008. Retrieved 2008-10-23. 
  5. "Twinnings". Central Union of Municipalities & Communities of Greece. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  6. "Tarnobrzeg Official Website – Partner Cities". Flag of Poland.svg(in Polish) 1999–2008 Urząd Miasta Tarnobrzeg. Retrieved 2008-10-23. [deid airtin]
  7. "Radom - Miasta partnerskie" [Radom - Parntership cities]. Miasto Radom [City of Radom] (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  8. "Radom - miasta partnerskie" (in Polish). radom.naszestrony.pl. Retrieved 2013-08-07.