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City of Banská Bystrica

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Banská Bystrica is a city in Central Slovakia located on the Hron River in a long and wide valley encircled by the mountain chains of the Low Tatras, the Veľká Fatra, and the Kremnica Mountains. There are over 74,000 inhabitants living in this area and is home to a few thousand foreigners. Banská Bystrica is an economic, administrative and cultural centre of Central Slovakia, and a home to the Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region.