A mine was the first, that I had imagine within the context of Banja Luka. Baňa means a mine and there are cities and villages with this name like Banská Bystrica, Banská Štiavnica, Nová Baňa, Banský Studenec etc. Slovak mines were the most important for the whole Kingdom of Hungary. Is or was there in Banja Luka a mine?

Well about 40km around there are few mines, so maybe that etymology is correct.


Nice legend and city emblem.