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Banská Stiavnica (Selmecbánya) is one of the Slovakia's town included in the List of World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO in 1996, with the population of about 12,000.

Documents refering to the mining of gold, silver and other precious metals in the environs of Banská Stiavnica in 1156.

In 1735, the Kingdom of Hungary's oldest mining school was established in the city.

The town's high cultural and historical heritage represented in over 360 fine churches, buildings and other structures.

Hui Chin and I spent numerous hours exploring the town and the mining museum, not far from the city.

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