Žilina is a centre of northeast Slovakia and one of the largest towns of the Slovak Republic.Is one of the eight regions of Slovak Republic, with the area of 6,788 sq. km, and with the population of 692 582 (1 January, 2000).
The region of žilina involves 4 different historical regions:Kysuce, Liptov, Orava and Turiec, this region consists of the following districts: Bytča, Čadca, Dolný Kubín, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Liptovský Mikuláš, Martin, Námestovo, Ružomerok, Turčianske Teplice, Tvrdošín and Žilina.
Now something about the district of žilina.
Its area covers 815sq. km and its population is about 156,921 included 50 villages and 3 towns, žilina, Rajec an Rajecké Teplice.
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: 49°15´ of Northern Latitude, 18°45´ of Eastern Longitude. The distance from Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Republic is 200 km. Žilina is the largest town situated on the river Váh.
THE AREA OF ŽILINA :Itś about 80.03 sq. km.
LOCATION: The city of Žilina is situated in the Váh River Valley, in Žilina Basin, at the confluence of Váh River with the rivers Kysuca and Rajčianka. In Žilina Basin there are 5 terrace grades. The whole basin is situated among the mountain ranges Malá Fatra, Strážovské vrchy, Súľovské vrchy, Javorníky and Kysucká vrchovina.
ELEVATION: 333 m a.s.l. - the Square of Virgin Mary.
CLIMATE:the tempriture in July is 18°C and the tempriture in January is –4°C but sometimes the tempritures inJuly are higher and the tempritures in January are more lower. The snow cover lasts 60-80 days per year.
In the first photo there is a view of Žilina from a plane,on the second one is a view from the skycentrum Martinky to Low Fatra.
**THE SEAL, FLAG & BANNER OF Žilina**
The coat of arms of Žilina belongs to the oldest heraldic symbols not only in Slovakia. It was first used on the certificate in the 8th of March of 1379.
The double-armed cross is from the Byzantian origin
Based on the Cristian Cyril-Methodean tradition.The cross and the stars are gold(yellow)and the background is olive-green. The flag and banner of the City of Žilina consists of two equally wide stripes - the upper one is of golden (yellow) colour and the lower one is olive-green. In the upper part is the coat-of-arms of Žilina. The seal of Žilina is of round shape with the coat of arms in the center and at the periphery of the circle is an inscription reading SIGILLUM, CIVIUM. DE.
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Zdroje: Nový Čas- newspaper, Calendar of Žilina, žilinský týždenník- newspaper