Radvaň, Banská Bystrica

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Radvaň (on the left), with the Hron River on the right

Radvaň is a borough of Banská Bystrica, located south-west of the city centre. Until 1964 it was a separate village, when it was merged into village Radvaň-Kráľová, which in turn was made a part of Banská Bystrica in 1966.

It was first mentioned in 1263. The annual Radvaň fairs on 8 September are held since 1650, transferred in the 20th century into Banská Bystrica. Writer Andrej Sládkovič lived and worked in Radvaň from 1856 until his death in 1872.