15 Interesting Facts About Bratislava

Facts About Bratislava

Facts About Bratislava

  1. In 2017, Bratislava was ranked as the third richest region of the European Union by GDP.
  2. Bratislava receives around 1 million tourists every year.
  3. The city received its contemporary name in 1919.
  4. The first known permanent settlement of the area began with the Linear Pottery Culture, around 5000 BC in the Neolithic era.
  5. In 1993, the city became the capital of the newly formed Slovak Republic following the Velvet Divorce.
  6. People who have received the honorary citizenship of Bratislava are Václav Havel & Roy Martin Umbarger.
  7. Bratislava has a total area of 367.58 square kilometres (141.9 sq mi).
  8. Bratislava average altitude is 140 metres (460 ft).
  9. Nicknames for Bratislava include Little Big City and Beauty on the Danube.
  10. On March 27, 1919, the name Bratislava was officially adopted for the first time to replace the previous Slovak name Prešporok.
  11. Bratislava and Vienna are the closest two capitals in Europe, only 60km far away from each other.
  12. Bratislava is the seat of the national government, the presidency, and the parliament.
  13. Bratislava is divided into 5 national districts.
  14. Bratislava is the world’s only national capital that shares its city borders with two independent countries.
  15. Bratislava is twinned with Yerevan, Armenia; Vienna, Austria; Ruse, Bulgaria; Larnaka, Cyprus; Prague, Czech Republic; Alexandria, Egypt; Turku, Finland; Bremen, Germany; Ulm, Germany; Thessaloniki, Greece; Székesfehérvár, Hungary; Perugia, Italy; Rotterdam, Netherlands; Kraków, Poland; Ljubljana, Slovenia; İzmir, Turkey; Kyiv, Ukraine & Cleveland, USA.
Facts About Bratislava
Facts About Bratislava

15 Interesting Facts About Kosice

Facts About Kosice

Facts About Kosice

  1. In 2013 Košice was the European Capital of Culture, together with Marseille, France.
  2. Košice was founded in 1230.
  3. The first evidence of inhabitance can be traced back to the end of the Paleolithic era.
  4. Košice is the host of the oldest marathon run in Europe, and the second oldest in the world.
  5. Košice lies at an altitude of 206 metres (676 ft) above sea level.
  6. Košice is the largest city in eastern Slovakia. It is situated on the river Hornád at the eastern reaches of the Slovak Ore Mountains.
  7. Košice covers an area of 242.77 square kilometres (93.7 sq mi).
  8. Košice is the second university town in Slovakia, after Bratislava.
  9. Kosice is well known as the first settlement in Europe to be granted its own coat-of-arms.
  10. Kosice International School (KEIS) is the first international primary school in Eastern Slovakia.
  11. The oldest continually operating hotel in Slovakia is in Kosice, with a rich history dating back to 1869.
  12. The estimated Population of Kosice is 239,171.
  13. Košice has the largest pedestrian promenade in Slovakia
  14. Geographic coordinates of Kosice 48°42’50.2″N (48.7139500°) 21°15’29.1″E (21.2580800°).
  15. Košice is the seat of the Košice Region, and since 2002 it is the seat of the autonomous Košice Self-governing Region.
Facts About Kosice
Facts About Kosice

12 Interesting Facts About Banska Bystrica

Facts About Banska Bystrica

Facts About Banska Bystrica

  1. The earliest history of Banská Bystrica was connected with the exploitation of its abundant deposits of copper.
  2. Banská Bystrica became the official name of the city in 1920.
  3. Banska Bystrica covers an area of 103.37 square kilometres (39.9 sq mi).
  4. Banská Bystrica is a city in central Slovakia located on the Hron River in a long and wide valley encircled by the mountain chains of the Low Tatras, the Veľká Fatra, and the Kremnica Mountains.
  5. Banská Bystrica was the scene of the Slovak national uprising against the Germans.
  6. The oldest part of Banská Bystrica is City Castle at the edge of SNP Square.
  7. Banská Bystrica lies at an altitude of 362 metres (1,188 ft) above sea level.
  8. The second-largest insurrection against the German Nazi regime following the Yugoslav partisan war took place in Banská Bystrica.
  9. Banská Bystrica is twinned with Alba, Italy; Ascoli Piceno, Italy; Budva, Montenegro; Charleston, United States; Dabas, Hungary; Durham, United Kingdom; Halberstadt, Germany; Herzliya, Israel; Hradec Králové, Czech Republic; Kovačica, Serbia; Larissa, Greece; Mangalia, Romania; Montana, Bulgaria; Radom, Poland; Salgótarján, Hungary; Tarnobrzeg, Poland; Tula, Russia; Vršac, Serbia & Zadar, Croatia.
  10. Banská Bystrica is the home of Matej Bel University.
  11. The Slovak name Banská Bystrica includes two roots: the adjective Banská from Slovak baňa-mine, and the name of the local river Bystrica.
  12. Banská Bystrica was first mentioned in 1255 as a royal free mining town.
Facts About Banska Bystrica
Facts About Banska Bystrica

10 Interesting Facts About Presov

Facts About Presov

Facts About Presov

  • The first written mention of Presov was in 1247.
  • Habitation in the area around Prešov dates as far back as the Paleolithic period. The oldest discovered tools and mammoth bones are 28,000 years old.
  • People from Prešov are traditionally known as koňare which means “horse keepers”
  • Prešov lies at an altitude of 250 metres (820 ft) above sea level.
  • Prešov covers an area of 70.4 square kilometres (27.2 sq mi).
  • Presov became a free royal town in 1374.
  • Prešov is twinned with Brugherio, Italy; Gabrovo, Bulgaria; Keratsini, Greece; La Courneuve, France; Mukachevo, Ukraine; Nowy Sącz, Poland; Nyíregyháza, Hungary; Pittsburgh, United States; Prague 10 (Prague), Czech Republic; Remscheid, Germany & Rishon LeZion, Israel.
  • Prešov is a city lying in the Torysa river valley, in the historical Šariš region.
  • The oldest football team in Slovakia is situated in Presov, FC Tatran Prešov.
  • Presov geographic Coordinates 49°00′06″N 21°14′22″E / 49.00167°N 21.23944°E
Facts About Presov
Facts About Presov

10 Interesting Facts About Bytom

Facts About Bytom

Facts About Bytom

  1. In 1945 the city was transferred to Poland as a result of the Potsdam Conference.
  2. Bytom is a city with powiat rights in southern Poland, in Silesia, in centre of Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia and Dąbrowa Basin.
  3. In 2007, Bytom and its neighbours created the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union, the largest urban centre in Poland.
  4. Bytom is twinned with Drohobych, Ukraine; Zhytomyr, Ukraine; Butte, United States; Dmitrov, Russia; Ormož, Slovenia; Vsetín, Czech Republic & Recklinghausen, Germany.
  5. Byton city is 69 km² in area.
  6. Bytom is one of the oldest cities in the Upper Silesia, and the former seat of the Piast dukes of the Duchy of Bytom.
  7. The estimated Population of Bytom is 165,263, as of 2019.
  8. Trade is one of the main pillars of the economy of Bytom
  9. In 2017, the Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine and its Underground Water Management System, located mostly in the neighbouring city of Tarnowskie Góry, but also partly in Bytom, was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  10. Bytom is a place from where Confederation of Silesia, Polish Bonapartists originates.
Facts About Bytom
Facts About Bytom

10 Interesting Facts About Opole

Facts About Opole

Facts About Opole

  1. Opole formally became part of Poland again in 1945 under the Potsdam Agreement.
  2. On January 1, 2017, Borki, Chmielowice, Czarnowąsy, Krzanowice, Sławice, Świerkle, Winów, Wrzoski, Żerkowice as well as parts of Brzezie, Dobrzeń Mały and Karczów became a part of Opole.
  3. The name Opole likely originated from the medieval Slavic term for a group of settlements.
  4. The origins of the first settlement are connected with the town being granted Magdeburg Rights in 1217 by Casimir I of Opole.
  5. Opole is a city located in southern Poland on the Oder River and the historical capital of Upper Silesia.
  6. Opole is sometimes referred to as “Polish Venice”, because of its picturesque Old Town and several canals and bridges connecting parts of the city.
  7. Opole is twinned with Alytus, Lithuania; Belgorod, Russia; Bruntál, Czech Republic; Carrara, Italy; Grasse, France; Ingolstadt, Germany; Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine; Kuopio, Finland; Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany; Potsdam, Germany; Roanoke, United States & Székesfehérvár, Hungary.
  8. Opole hosts the annual National Festival of Polish Song.
  9. The estimated Population of Opole is 128,035, as of 2019.
  10. The first railway connection between Oppeln, Brieg and Breslau was opened in 1843.
Interesting Facts About Opole
Interesting Facts About Opole

10 Interesting Facts About Tychy

Facts About Tychy

Facts About Tychy

  1. Tychy is well known for its brewing industry and its international developed brand Tyskie, which dates back to the 17th century.
  2. Tychy is divided into 17 districts
  3. The moniker Tychy is derived from the Polish word cichy, meaning “quiet” or “still”.
  4. Originally established as a small agricultural settlement on the medieval trade route between Oświęcim and Mikołów, Tychy was first documented in 1467.
  5. Tychy is twinned with: Cassino, Italy & Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Germany.
  6. Tychy operates one of three remaining trolleybus systems in Poland.
  7. The Tyskie Brewing Museum was founded in 2004, and the Municipal Museum in 2005.
  8. The estimated population of Tychy is 126,807, as of 2016, which around 6,000 lower population than in 2003.
  9. Tychy is a city in Poland in Silesian Voivodeship.
  10. Tychy is one of the founding cities of the Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia, a pan-Silesian economic and political union formed with the eventual aim of bringing the most populous Silesian areas under a single administrative body.
Facts About Tychy
Interesting Facts About Tychy

The Crest of Bydgoszcz

The Crest of Bydgoszcz

The Crest of Bydgoszcz

The crest of Bydgoszcz is recorded in the City’s Statute: “In a white field, there is a red crenellated city wall, with a gate and three keeps, with the central one being higher and bigger. In each keep, one can see an arched window, whereas keep roofs are blue with golden balls. On the ball of the middle keep, there is a golden wind direction indicator turned to the right side. A gate with a lifted golden portcullis is seen in the wall. The right gate wing is open, and the gate opening is silver. The gate wings are blue and ferrules are golden.”

The Crest of Bydgoszcz
The Crest of Bydgoszcz

 

In the collections of the Leon Wyczółkowski District Museum in Bydgoszcz, one can find a municipal seal from ca. the 16th century, which belongs to the oldest historical items of this type in Poland! It depicts a crenellated city wall, a half-opened gate, and three keeps.

The Crest of Bydgoszcz
The Crest of Bydgoszcz

 

Flag of Bydgoszcz

The Flag of Bydgoszcz

The Flag of Bydgoszcz

The Flag of Bydgoszcz has three horizontal stripes and the city crest is situated in the centre of the flag. The colours of the flag, from the top: White, Red and Blue. 

The crest of Bydgoszcz is a white field and red crenellated city wall, with a gate and three keeps, with the central one being higher and bigger. In each keep, one can see an arched window, whereas keep roofs are blue with golden balls. On the ball of the middle keep, there is a golden wind direction indicator turned to the right side. A gate with a lifted golden portcullis is seen in the wall. The right gate wing is open, and the gate opening is silver. The gate wings are blue and ferrules are golden

The Flag of Bydgoszcz
The Flag of Bydgoszcz