Banska Bystrica (SK)

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Banská Bystrica (German: Neusohl; Hungarian: Besztercebánya) 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. With 78 327 inhabitants, Banská Bystrica is the sixth most populous municipality in Slovakia (end 2011). Historically in the Kingdom of Hungary, province of Hungary, ;; County before the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918.

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Kingdom of Hungary period (1867-1918)

Circle Beszterczebánya in 1903.

Austrian Empire period (until 1867)

The NEUSOHL post-office opened before 1850.