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Flag and coat of arms of Turecká are on this
website. The village of Turecká is situated 17 km northwest from Banska
Bystrica. It is located in the Velka Fatra mountains, at the foot of Krizna
massif which is 1574 m high. The village itself is placed 610 metres above-sea-level.
The earliest written reference of Turecká dates from 1563. The original
inhabitants were coal workers who burned wooden coal for the nearby mines
in Starohorska dolina (Starohorska valley). The latest tradition
of the village is the World Championship related to the traditional Slovak
food "bryndzove halusky". The competitors are cooking and eating
this food and the best one is awarded with a prestigious prize.
Jarig Bakker, 29 Jan 2002