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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.
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
At this webpage
is another (new?) flag, rectangular gold over dark green, with the Coat of Arms in
Jarig Bakker, 21 Sep 2002
This is the flag of the city in 1979.
Jan Kravcík, 15 June 2000
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
Aleš Křižan, 6 Feb 2001