The territory of present-day Bardejov has attracted settlers since the Stone Age. However, the first written reference to the town dates back to the 1240s, when monks from Bardejov complained to King Béla IV of Hungary about a violation of the town’s borders by Prešov.
Bardejov is situated in the Šariš region on a floodplain terrace of the Topľa River, in the hills of the Beskyd Mountains.
Bardejov is dominated by the monumental Church of St. Aegidius, mentioned for the first time in 1247.
The town consists of the following boroughs: Bardejov, Bardejovská Nová Ves, Bardejovská Zábava, Bardejovské Kúpele, Dlhá Lúka & Mihaľov.
The oldest written reference to the settlement of Zvolen existing below the castle is from 1243.
Zvolen remained the capital of Zólyom County until the 1760s.
In 1871-1872, two new railways were built and Zvolen became an important railroad hub and important industrial center.
The name Zvolen is of Slovak origin meaning “the chosen one, splendid, excellent”.
Zvolen has been inhabited since the Paleolithic.
The Estimated Population of Zvolen is 42,760.
Zvolen is a town in central Slovakia, situated on the confluence of Hron and Slatina rivers, close to Banská Bystrica.
Zvolen is a member of the Douzelage, a town twinning association of towns across the European Union, also twinned with: Imatra, Finland; Zwoleń, Poland; Prachatice, Czech Republic; Tótkomlós, Hungary & Rivne, Ukraine.
The total area of the Town of Zvolen is 98.727 km2.
In the Rákóczi’s War of Independence, the Kuruc army in the battle of Zvolen defeated the enemy forces from Austria, Denmark, Vojvodina and Hungary.
Martin lies at an altitude of 395 metres (1,296 ft) above sea level.
The city of Martin won the United Nations Public Service Award in 2011 in the category: Preventing and Combating Corruption in the Public Service.
The first recorded reference to Martin in written sources is dated to 1284 under the name of Vila Sancti Martini.
Martin is the ninth-largest city in Slovakia.
National Council of the Slovak Republic declared the city of Martin the centre of the national culture of the Slovaks on August 24, 1994.
The Estimated Population of Martin is 54,618.
Martin is surrounded by Malá Fatra and Veľká Fatra mountains.
In 1340, King Charles Robert granted the town the respective rights and the community became natural centre of Turčianske Valley, along Turiec-river, enclosed from both parts with afforested massifs of Small Fatra and Great Fatra Mountains.
Martin is the seat of the Slovak National Library and Slovak Matica.
Martin is a city in northern Slovakia, situated on the Turiec river, between the Malá Fatra and Veľká Fatra mountains.
Martin covers an area of 67.74 square kilometres (26.2 sq mi).
Martin lies in the north temperate zone and has a continental climate with four distinct seasons.
Martin is twinned with: Bački Petrovac, Serbia; Békéscsaba, Hungary; Fargo, United States; Gotha, Germany; Hoogeveen, Netherlands; Jičín, Czech Republic; Kalisz, Poland & Zheleznodorozhny, Russia.
Martin is home to the Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, which is one of three medical schools in Slovakia.
Martin Average annual temperature is around 7 °C (45 °F) and average annual rainfall is 750–860 mm.
Poprad is the biggest town of the Spiš region and the tenth-largest city in Slovakia
Poprad is the starting point of the Tatra Electric Railway.
The first written record dates from March 16, 1256, in the deed of donation of the Hungarian King Bela IV. It was colonized in the 13th century by German settlers and became the largest German town Deutschendorf meaning ‘Germans’ village’.
Poprad was liberated on January 28, 1945, by troops of the Soviet 18th Army.
Poprad lies at an altitude of 672 metres (2,205 ft) above sea level.
Poprad is a city in northern Slovakia at the foot of the High Tatra Mountains.
Poprad covers an area of 63 square kilometres.
Poprad is situated on the Poprad River in the Sub-Tatra Basin and is a gateway to the High Tatras.
The city is divided into six boroughs for the purpose of municipal administrative division: Staré Mesto, Spišská Sobota, Stráže, Veľká, Matejovce & Kvetnica.
The Estimated Population of Poprad is 52,000.
Poprad is twinned with Ústí nad Orlicí, Czech Republic; Zakopane, Poland; Vysoké Tatry, Slovakia; Szarvas, Hungary & Oulu, Finland.
Poprad lies in the north temperate zone and has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) with four distinct seasons.
Poprad essentially came into existence in the 13th century, when the king of Hungary invited German colonists to settle in a region of isolated farming.
The present name of Poprad appears in the oldest known act of 1256.
Since 1938, The International Poprad–Tatry Airport, is an airport with the highest elevations in Central Europe.