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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The Slovak Museum of Maps is situated in Kynceľová, near Banská Bystrica.

At Slovakia’s map museum, visitors become cartographers

The museum outside Banská Bystrica takes people on a history and geography tour, providing them with interactive stops at the same time.


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Students from Trnava with their electric car.

Slovak student-made electric car off for a race in France

A team from Trnava is representing Slovakia at an international competition of young innovators.


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A plant in Nováky in the Upper Nitra region.

Most Slovaks refuse to fight climate change by lowering living standards

Slovaks' knowledge about climate change is far from ideal, survey also shows.


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New cure for potentially deadly canine disease comes from Slovakia

Cure stops the disease from recurring, scientists say.


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