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10 Interesting Facts About Nitra

Facts About Nitra

  1. Nitra is a city in western Slovakia, situated at the foot of Zobor Mountain in the valley of the river Nitra.
  2. Nitra is the fifth largest city in Slovakia.
  3. Nitra lies at an altitude of 190 metres (623 ft) above sea level.
  4. The name of the city is derived from the Nitra river.
  5. The city is divided into 13 urban districts: Dolné Krškany, Horné Krškany, Staré Mesto, Čermáň, Klokočina, Diely, Párovské Háje, Kynek, Mlynárce, Zobor, Dražovce, Chrenová and Janíkovce.
  6. Nitra is one of the oldest cities in Slovakia; it was the political centre of the Principality of Nitra.
  7. The first mention of Nitra dates back to the 9th century. 
  8. Nitra covers an area of 100.48 square kilometres (38.8 sq mi).
  9. The oldest archaeological findings in Nitra are dated to around 25,000-30,000 years ago.
  10. Nitra is twinned with: Bački Petrovac, Serbia; České Budějovice, Czech Republic; Gosford, Australia; Gyeongju, South Korea; Kroměříž, Czech Republic; Naperville, United States; Osijek, Croatia; Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia; Veszprém, Hungary; Zielona Góra, Poland & Zoetermeer, Netherlands.
Facts About Nitra
Facts About Nitra

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