BANSKÁ BYSTRICA ranks at the sixth position among the towns of Slovakia in terms of size. It is the cultural and economic centre of central Slovakia and seat of some institutions with nation-wide competencies with the number of inhabitants 80 000. The city lies on the confluence of the Hron and Bystrica rivers.
BANSKÁ BYSTRICA (population 81,281) lies in the north-west of the region of Banská Bystrica and the westernmost edge of Horehronie. Banská Bystrica is the town of the University of Matej Bel and the Art Academy. The wonderful natural environs of the town offer numerous and attractive opportunities for leisure.
The fairs of Radvaň became famous among the locals and now they also attract people living in environs of Banská Bystrica as they provide a nice opportunity to meet friends.

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