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Kremnica city (Slovakia)

Žiar nad Hronom okres, Banská Bystrica region

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Kremnica flag

Kremnica flag submitted through Rob Raeside, 21 July 1999

Kremnica, also known as Golden Kremnica, was one of the most important gold mining towns in the Middle Ages. Kremnica became well-known with its Mint, Kremnica ducats and gold florins. Kremnica lies on terraces in the central portion of the Kremnicke vrchy (Kremnica Hills), the northernmost mountains of volcanics origin in Slovakia. The highly varying landscape relief, picturesque woods, and mountain meadows in Kremnica's hinterland create, together with historic buildings of the town, a unique complex of a former free royal town.
Jarig Bakker

Kremnica (Hungarian: Körmöcbánya, German: Kremnitz. It was a German - Hungarian - Slovakian town in Bars (Slovakian Tekov) County of Hungary till 1918/1920 (Czechoslovakian occupation). The city lost its German and Hungarian inhabitants. In this city live 7130 inhabitants (1990 census).
István Molnár, 12 Jun 2000


Kremnica Coat of Arms

Kremnica Coat of Arms from Ralf Hartemink's site.

The oldest seal of the city dates from 1331 and shows the patron saint, St. Catherine with the wheel, and in front of her a small shield with the arms of Anjou. In 1432 the seal showed a shield with only the broken wheel and the letter C. The letter stands for Cremnica, not Catherine. The wheel was combined with the arms of Anjou in 1567 to form the present arms, which have not changed since.