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Žiar nad Hronom is in central Slovakia, 30 km southwest of Banská Bystrica.
There is a 16th century castle, rebuilt in the 18th century.
Žiar nad Hronom (Hungarian: Garamszentkereszt, German: Heiligenkreuz)
has 21 156 inh (1990 census). The city was in Bars (in Slovakian Tekov)
County of Hungary till 1918/1920 (Czechoslovakian Occupation).
István Molnár, 12 Jun 2000
This is the flag from 1970 with the socialist coat of arms depicting
the silhouette of the aluminium factory.
Jan Kravčík, 15 June 2000
The new canting Coat of Arms with cross between rays and with water in the base.
Historical name Svätý Kríz nad Hronom ("the Holy Cross upon the Hron").
The modern name Žiar means "shine".
Aleš Křižan, 20 Jan 2001