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Fiľakovo, Slovakia

Lučenec okres, Banská Bystrica region

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Fiľakovo town flag

[Fiľakovo flag] by Jarig Bakker, 17 Jan 2001, after image by Frantisek Strycek, 17 Jan 2001

The town Fiľakovo is situated in centre of the Cerova vrchovina highlands, remarkable in terms of geology and landscape with romantic rocky formations (vulcanic hills, rocks, stone seas, table hills...). It is the second town of the district of Lučenec, near the Hungarian border (11 km). Fiľakovo went down in history as the oldest town of Novohrad region. The first written record comes from 1242. The history of the town is closely associated with the castle, which is towering in the center of the city as the most significant monument of culture and history. The castle was a most significant fortress of Novohrad region as a component of the defense line against the Turkish expansion in the 16th century. 10.421 inhabitants, Nationality (year 1991): Slovak 2956; Hungarian 7064; Gipsy 357; Czech 39; other 5. Info from this website.
Jarig Bakker, 17 Jan 2001

Fiľakovo Coat of Arms

[Fiľakovo Coat of Arms] image from this site, reported by Jarig Bakker, 17 Jan 2001