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Turany (Slovakia)

Martin okres, Žilina region

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Turany flag

[flag of Turany] by Gunnar Staack, 20 May, 2000

How ancient Turany is proves a Roman Catholic chronicle, which says that before year 1300 a church was built here in gothic style. The oldest written documents are from the year 1367. Turany is birthplace of many personalities, the most famous is academic painter M. A. Bazovský. Turany is nowadays the biggest settlement of Turec, it is situated in wonderful surroundings under the ridge of Small Fatra, which was declared a National Park Small Fatra in 1988. The highest top peak is Veľký Fatranský Kriváň, which is 1709 metres high. It is a center settlement with history of lumber industry, developed agriculture, shopping net, cultural and sport possibilities. The settlement has 517 inhabitants.
Info from Tourist Channel.
Mark Dugan, 2 Oct 2001

Turany coat of arms

[Turany Coat of Arms] image from this webpage, located by Jarig Bakker, 27 Sep 2001

The settlement has got its own Coat of Arms in the year 1991. Black head of ox in silver field with seven modern stars. Together with the coat of arms was passed seal, stamp and standard which is made of three strips: blue, white, red. It is a unique sign coming out of Turany's history.
Mark Dugan, 2 Oct 2001