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Zólyom County

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Zólyom county (in Latin: comitatus Zoliensis, in Hungarian Zólyom (vár)megye, in Slovak Zvolenský komitát/ Zvolenská stolica/ Zvolenská župa, in German Sohler Gespanschaft/Komitat Sohl) was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is now in central Slovakia. Geography Zólyom county shared borders with the counties of Bars, Turóc, Liptó, Gömör-Kishont, Nógrád and Hont. The county's territory was situated along the central Garam river, approximately between (excluding) Korpona and (including) Breznóbánya. Its area was 2634 km2 around 1910. The county was characterised by extensive mining activities. Capitals The capital of the county was the castle of Pusztavár near Zólyom, then from the late 15th century the Zvolen Castle (Zólyomi vár) and from the 1760s the town of Besztercebánya. History Zólyom county arose as a Hungarian comitatus in the 14th century, when most parts of the territory were conquered by the Kingd
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