Banská Bystrica Region General Facts

Capital: Banská Bystrica

Capital: Banská Bystrica

Total area: 9,455 square kilometres

Population: 662,121 inhabitants

Unemployment rate: 15.2 percent at the end of January 2009

Source: Banská Bystrica Region, the National Labour, Social Affairs and Family Office

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