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Bansk Bystrica
Region (kraj) Bansk Bystrica region
District (okres) Bansk Bystrica
Geografic coordinates 48 44' North, 19 9' East 5
Altitude 362 m
Population 85,000 (1991)
Area 103.37 km
Car registration plate BB

Bansk Bystrica (Hungarian: Beszterceb nya, German: Neusohl) is a town in central Slovakia at the Hron river and at the Lower Tatra Mountains. Seat of a region (kraj) or Higher Territorial Unit (V C) and of a district (okres).


In the past, Bansk Bystrica was an important mining town. In the 20th century it was the center of central Slovakia. The town has a historic center.


See also

External link

  • Town information (http://www.bbb.sk/en/) from Matej Bel University

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Banská Bystrica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (761 words)
Banská Bystrica (Hungarian: Besztercebánya, German: Neusohl) is a town in central Slovakia, in the Hron river valley, surrounded by the mountains Nízke Tatry (Lower Tatra), Veľká Fatra, and Kremnické vrchy.
It is the capital of a region (Banskobystrický kraj) and a district (okres Banská Bystrica).
Banská Bystrica was one of the foremost centers of the Protestant Reformation in Slovakia and the town had to fight for its rights against the ruling dynasty of Catholic Austrian Habsburgs, as well as against the Ottoman Turks and powerful Hungarian magnates.
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