Welcome to the English Version of the Portal of Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region

Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region is the largest of eight regional municipalities in Slovakia covering an area of 9 455 km2. It has a population of approximately 660 thousand people with a population density less than 70 inhabitants per 1 km2. 
The region is administratively divided into 13 districts: 

  • Banská Bystrica 
  • Banská Štiavnica 
  • Brezno 
  • Detva 
  • Krupina 
  • Lučenec 
  • Poltár 
  • Revúca 
  • Rimavská Sobota 
  • Veľký Krtíš 
  • Zvolen 
  • Žarnovica 
  • Žiar nad Hronom.

Our Responsibilities

The Office of Regional Municipality of Banská Bystrica is situated in the city centre of Banská Bystrica. Its main responsibilities cover multiple areas:

  • Transport (e.g. licensing of regional bus transporters)
  • Finance (e.g. different types of donations)
  • Investments and asset management (e.g. management of  properties administered by the Regional Municipality of Banská Bystrica)
  • Culture and Tourism (e.g. tourism development; management of cultural institutions administered by the Regional Municipality of Banská Bystrica)
  • Regional Development (e.g. spatial planning)
  • Social Services (e.g. social consultancy, administration of social services providers register) 
  • Education and Youth (e.g.  establishing or abolishing schools or school facilities, information on education possibilities in high schools or secondary grammar schools)
  • Health (e.g.  granting of permits for the operation of healthcare facilities and provision of pharmaceutical care).


Seat and correspondence address:

Úrad Banskobystrického samosprávneho kraja
Námestie SNP 23
974 01 Banská Bystrica

Office hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

General contact e-mail address:

Technical provider of the web portal:


Technical provider of the portal is Regional Municipality of Banská Bystrica.

Web content administrator:


The Department of Public Relations and Protocol is responsible for web content administration.

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