Facts About Zilina

  1. The name is derived from Slavic/Slovak word žila – a “(river) vein”.[2][3] Žilina means “a place with many watercourses”.
  2. The area around today’s Žilina was inhabited in the Late Stone Age
  3. Žilina lies at an altitude of 342 metres (1,122 ft) above sea level
  4. covers an area of 80.03 square kilometres (30.9 sq mi).
  5. Žilina is a candidate city for the title of European Capital of Culture 2026.
  6. The city is home to the University of Žilina.
  7. Žilina is twinned with Bielsko-Biała, Poland; Changchun, China; Dnipro, Ukraine; Essen, Belgium; Frýdek-Místek, Czech Republic; Grodno, Belarus; Kikinda, Serbia; Koper, Slovenia; Krasnoyarsk, Russia; Nanterre, France; Plzeň, Czech Republic; Prague, Czech Republic & Třinec, Czech Republic
  8. Žilina is the main industrial and business centre of the Váh river. The biggest employer is the Kia Motors company.
  9. Žilina is the fifth largest town in Slovakia and the third most important industrial centre in Slovakia.
  10. The Estimated Population of Zilina is 81,094.
Facts About Zilina
Facts About Zilina

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