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Žilina city, Slovakia

Žilina okres, Žilina region

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Žilina flag

[Žilina flag] submitted through Rob Raeside, 10 Aug 1999

Žilina is in northwest Slovakia with 87.000 inhabitants. The town originated at the beginning of the 13th century at the crossing of five important trade routes and immediately after its foundation was given the rights of a royal free town. It lost its privileges as a free, royal town, by rebelling against the emperor. A considerable part of its people joined the Slovak National Uprising. It is now the political, economic and cultural center of North Slovakia.
Jarig Bakker

Žilina (Hungarian: Zsolna, German: Sillein, was part of Trencsén (Slovakian: Trencin) County, Hungary till 1918/1920 (Declaration of Martin). 1920-1939 the city was in Czechoslovakia, 1939-1944 Slovakia and 1944-1993 in Czechoslovakia.
István Molnár, 12 June 2000

New Žilina flag

[New Žilina flag] by Jarig Bakker, 21 Sep 2002

At this webpage is another (new?) flag, rectangular gold over dark green, with the Coat of Arms in the canton.
Jarig Bakker, 21 Sep 2002

Žilina 1979 flag

[Žilina 1979 flag] by Jan Kravcík, 15 June 2000

This is the flag of the city in 1979.
Jan Kravcík, 15 June 2000 

Žilina Coat of Arms

[Žilina Coat of Arms] from . (!Link does not work any more!)

The Coat of Arms of Stetten (Aargau, Switzerland) is very simillar to Žilina! It is Gules a Double - cross argent with roots (or rather "fitchée") between in chief  two Mullets Argent. And the text says  that mentioned village belonged until 19th century to the Hospital in Baden, founded by Agnes of Hungary! Compare Ralf Hartemink's site.
Aleš Křižan, 6 Feb 2001