Facts About Trnava

  • The name of the city is derived from the name of the creek Trnava.
  • Trnava has often been called “parva Roma”, i.e. “Little Rome”, or more recently, the “Slovak Rome”.
  • Trnava lies at an altitude of 146 metres (479 ft) above sea level.
  • The French car manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroën began construction of a large automobile plant in Trnava in 2003.
  • Trnava covers an area of 71.535 square kilometres (27.6 sq mi).
  • Trnava is twinned with Balakovo, Russia; Břeclav, Czech Republic; Casale Monferrato, Italy; Chomutov, Czech Republic; Kharkiv, Ukraine; Novo Mesto, Slovenia; Sangerhausen, Germany; Szombathely, Hungary; Varaždin, Croatia & Zabrze, Poland.
  • Trnava is the seat of two universities: the University of Trnava and the University of St. Cyril and Methodius.
  • Trnava is the capital of a kraj (Trnava Region) and of an okres (Trnava District).
  • The rise of Trnava is closely related to “Latin Guests”, the romance newcomers probably from present-day Belgium (Walloons).
  • Trnava became the capital of the newly created Trnava Region in 1996.
Facts About Trnava
Facts About Trnava

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