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Banská Bystrica city, Slovakia

Banská Bystrica okres, Banská Bystrica region

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Banská Bystrica flag] submitted through Rob Raeside, 14 July 1999
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Banská Bystrica flag

Banska Bystrica is a town with 85.000 inhabitants in Stredoslovensky province. It was given civic rights in 1255. At the beginning of the 16th century it gained a monopoly in the European silver and copper market. It is now considered to be one of the most beautiful towns in all Slovakia: "Live in Bystrica and go to heaven when you die."
Jarig Bakker

Banská Bystrica 1979 flag

[Banská Bystrica 1979 flag] by Jan Kravčík, 13 June 2000

The flag of the city in 1979. In the past there were only seven stripes according to the original coat of arms of the Árpád dynasty - only the order of stripes was changed. The city sometimes used the flag with eight black and white horizontal stripes. In the city museum is well preserved flag from 1722 with the vertical stripes (the last one is missing...) and with the coat of arms of the city on the circular field rounded by wreath. The whole composition is carried by an angel and guarded by falcons on both sides.
Source: 'Klíc k našim mestum' by Karel Liška and Ludvík Mucha, ed. Práce in Prague, 1979 and 'Városaink neve, címere és lobogója' by S. Széll, Budapest 1941.
Jan Kravčík, 13 June 2000

Banská Bystrica Coat of Arms

Banská Bystrica Coat of Arms From . (!Link does not work any more!)