10 Interesting Facts About Bratislava Castle

Facts About Bratislava Castle

Facts About Bratislava Castle

  • Bratislava Castle is the main castle of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
  • The first traces of settlement on the Castle Hill stem from the transition period between the Stone and Bronze Age, called Aeneolthicum. The hill was then inhabited by people of a groove ornamental pottery period, known as Baden Culture.
  • Bratislava became the official coronation town for Hungarian Kings and the castle became the formal seat of the kings of Royal Hungary.
  • Bratislava Castle was first written reference to the city, which appears in the Annals of Salzburg of 907, in association with a battle between Bavarians and Hungarians.
  • After the Empress and her son Joseph II died, the castle was deserted and became a military garrison.
  • On June 6, 2010, the reconstruction of the Honorary Courtyard of Bratislava Castle was completed with a large nationally televised unveiling ceremony of an equestrian statue of King Svätopluk I by Slovak sculptor Ján Kulich.
  • The main Castle building includes 4 towers. The tallest and largest is the Crown Tower, on the southwest corner.
  • On 28 May 1811, a fire begun accidentally by garrisoned soldiers gutted the structure
  • In the 1930s plans were put forward to either rebuild the castle ruins into a new structure or to destroy it altogether.
  • The name of the castle is recorded on coins, issued by the first Hungarian king Stephan I (1000-1038) with engraving- Preskava Civ, which certainly means as much as Preslavov (Breslavov) Castle.
Facts About Bratislava Castle
Facts About Bratislava Castle

10 Interesting Facts About Novopolotsk

Interesting Facts About Novopolotsk

Facts About Novopolotsk

  • Novopolotsk is a city in Vitebsk Oblast, Belarus.
  • Novopolotsk is the leading producer in the refining and chemical industry business, in the region of Vitebsk Oblast.
  • The history of Novopolotsk dates back to the year 1958, when a large number of enthusiasts, workers and builders, seeking new experiences and romantic feelings came here to establish a new town.
  • Novopolotsk was Founded in 1958.
  • The Name Novopolotsk means “New Polotsk”, which refers to the city of Polotsk which is located near the city.
  • The Estimated Population of Novopolotsk is 110,000
  • The city now has 12 secondary schools and 2 gymnasiums, many kindergartens and the two subsidiaries of Polotsk State University.
  • Novopolotsk is twinned with Chauffailles, France; Dmitrovsky, Russia; Elektrostal, Russia; Givors, France; Kruševac, Serbia; Kstovo, Russia; Kursk, Russia; Ludza, Latvia; Mažeikiai, Lithuania; Odintsovo, Russia; Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Russia; Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland; Pantelej, Serbia; Pavlovsk, Russia; Płock, Poland; Pushkin, Russia; Skadovsk, Ukraine; Smiltene, Latvia; Ventspils, Latvia & Weihai, China.
  • Novopolotsk has six hotels.
  • The city of Novopolotsk has an a cappella music group, which won an international award.
Interesting Facts About Novopolotsk
Interesting Facts About Novopolotsk

10 Interesting Facts About Povazska Bystrica

Facts About Povazska Bystrica

Facts About Povazska Bystrica

  • The first record of the town dates back to 1330, even though the area had been populated for a long time.
  • Považská Bystrica is a town in northwestern Slovakia.
  • Považská Bystrica has 9 boroughs: Centrum, Dedovec, Hliny, Kolónia, Lány, Rozkvet, Stred, SNP & Zákvašov
  • Považská Bystrica is situated in a fold of mountain ranges Strážovské vrchy and Javorníky.
  • The Geographic Coordinates of Povazska Bystrica is 49°06′50″N 18°26′30″E.
  • Považská Bystrica is twinned with Bačka Palanka, Serbia; Bełchatów, Poland; Gjorče Petrov, North Macedonia; Holešov, Czech Republic; Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic; Sovetsk, Russia; Tauragė, Lithuania; Zhodzina, Belarus & Zubří, Czech Republic.
  • The Estimated Population of Povazska Bystrica is 43,936.
  • The total area of Povazska Bystrica is 91 km².
  • The motorway viaduct was built through the narrowest segment of the town, which was opened on 31 May 2010
  • The elevation of Povazska Bystrica is 288 m.
Facts About Povazska Bystrica
Facts About Povazska Bystrica

10 Interesting Facts About Orsha

Interesting Facts About Orsha

Facts About Orsha

  • Orsha is a city in Belarus in the Vitebsk Region, on the fork of the Dnieper and Arshytsa rivers.
  • Orsha was first mentioned in 1067 as Rsha, making it one of the oldest towns in Belarus.
  • The town was named after the river, which was originally also named Rsha.
  • Orsha was granted Magdeburg Rights in 1620.
  • On September 8, 1514, the famous Battle of Orsha occurred, between allied Grand Duchy of Lithuania with Kingdom of Poland and Muscovite army.
  • The estimated population of Orsha is 115,938.
  • Orsha was transferred to the Byelorussian SSR in 1924.
  • In 1812, the city was badly burned during Napoleon’s invasion.
  • Orsha is twinned with Asha, Russia; Bălți, Moldova; Bondeno, Italy; Cherkasy, Ukraine; Dubna, Russia; Gagarin, Russia; Ivanovo, Russia; Ivanteyevka, Russia; Kardymovsky District, Russia; Koptevo, Russia; Krasnogvardeysky, Russia; Mārupe, Latvia; Pernik, Bulgaria; Pushkin, Russia; Qingdao, China; Shishou, China; Silifke, Turkey; Smolensk, Russia; Spitak, Armenia; Telšiai, Lithuania; Tver, Russia; Vaulx-en-Velin, France; Volgodonsk, Russia; Vyazma, Russia; Yiwu, China & Zapadnoye Degunino, Russia.
  • Orsha became an important transportation centre after the construction of a Dnieper Riverport.
Interesting Facts About Orsha
Interesting Facts About Orsha

8 Interesting Facts About Nove Zamky

Facts About Nove Zamky

Facts About Nove Zamky

  • Nové Zámky is a town in Nové Zámky District in the Nitra Region of in southwestern Slovakia.
  • The town is located on the Danubian Lowland, on the Nitra River, at an altitude of 119 metres.
  • Nové Zámky is twinned with Fonyód, Hungary; Sevnica, Slovenia; Tábor, Czech Republic & Znojmo, Czech Republic.
  • The Elevation altitude of Nove Zamky is 119 metres.
  • The town lies in the temperate zone and has a continental climate. The annual average temperature reaches around 10 °C (50.0 °F), with the warmest month being July with an average of 20 °C (68 °F) and the coldest January with −2 °C (28 °F). Average annual precipitation is 556 mm.
  • In 1685, Nove Zamky was conquered by the imperial troops of Charles V, Duke of Lorraine. Six years later, it received town privileges from the Esztergom archbishop.
  • The total area of Nove Zamky is 72.565 km2.
  • The Geographic Coordinates of Nove Zamky: 47°59′08″N 18°09′28″E
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Interesting Facts About Nove Zamky

10 Interesting Facts About Zhlobin

Interesting Facts About Zhlobin

Facts About Zhlobin

  • Zhlobin is twinned with Scalenghe, Italy; Vyksa, Russia & Lianyungang, China.
  • Zhlobin is a city in the Zhlobin District of Gomel Region of Belarus, on the Dnieper River.
  • The estimated population of Zhlobin is 76,078.
  • Professional hockey team Metallurg Zhlobin is situated in the city and plays in the Belarusian Extraleague.
  • BMZ was established in Zhlobin, it’s one of the largest companies in Belarus. The BMZ is the main sustainer of the town’s economy.
  • Zhlobin was first mentioned in a letter to the Moscow Tsar in 1664, this is the first official date in the history of Zhlobin. 
  • On April 12, 1942, 1,200 Jews were murdered in Zhlobin.
  • In the 1600s and 1700s, The Khodkevichys owned the lands around Zhlobin. 
  • In 1919, Zhlobin became part of Soviet Belarus.
  • Zhlobin is the birthplace of our Belarusian cultural figures N. Kovyazin, D. Zhuravlev, artist V. Zholtak, architect L. Tomkov.
Interesting Facts About Zhlobin
Interesting Facts About Zhlobin

10 Interesting Facts About Michalovce

Facts About Michalovce

Facts About Michalovce

  • Michalovce is a town on the Laborec river in eastern Slovakia.
  • Originally named after the Archangel St Michael, it is the second-largest city in the Košice Region and the seat of the Michalovce District.
  • The city of present-day Michalovce along with the adjacent lowlands was settled in from the Palaeolithic era.
  • The town lies in the Košice Region, in the Eastern Slovak Lowland on the Laborec river, historically belonging to Zemplén County.
  • Michalovce is twinned with Cognac, France; Jarosław, Poland; Kavarna, Bulgaria; Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia; Pančevo, Serbia; Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary; Uzhorod, Ukraine; Villarreal, Spain & Vyškov, Czech Republic.
  • The total area of Michalovce is 52.807 km2
  • The first written reference to the town is from 1244.
  • The geographic coordinate of Michalovce: 48°45′19″N 21°54′48″E.
  • The estimated Population of Michalovce is 39,396.
  • Since 1993, with the breakup of Czechoslovakia, Michalovce has been part of Slovakia.
Facts About Michalovce
Facts About Michalovce

10 Interesting Facts About Gomel

Interesting Facts About Gomel

Facts About Gomel

  • Gomel was founded at the end of the 1st millennium AD on the lands of the Eastern Slavic tribal union of Radimichs.
  • In 1670, Gomel got the Magdeburg rights.
  • Gomel is situated in the southeastern part of the country, on the right bank of the River Sozh, north of Chernihiv.
  • Gomel has city area of 121 km2.
  • Gomel is the second-largest city in Belarus.
  • Gomel is the administrative centre of Gomel Voblast, Belarus.
  • The estimated Population of Gomel is 526,872.
  • Gomel name is derived from the name of the stream Homeyuk, which flowed into the river Sozh near the foot of the hill where the first settlement was founded.
  • Gomel is twinned with: Aberdeen, Scotland; Anapa, Russia; Armavir, Russia; Bryansk, Russia; Burgas, Bulgaria; Chengdu, China; Chernihiv, Ukraine; Cheryomushki, Russia; Clermont-Ferrand, France; Dnipro, Ukraine; Donetsk, Ukraine; Fort Myers, United States; Ganja, Azerbaijan; Harbin, China; Huai’an, China; Kaliningrad, Russia; Krasnoselsky, Russia; Kurgan, Russia; Kursk, Russia; Kutaisi, Georgia; Liepāja, Latvia; Magnitogorsk, Russia; Omsk, Russia; Protvino, Russia; Radom, Poland; Rostov-on-Don, Russia; Solomianskyi, Ukraine; Surgut, Russia; Ulyanovsk, Russia; Vasileostrovsky, Russia; Voronezh, Russia & Sari, Iran.
  • The Ferris Wheel and the Ferris Tower, located in a park a few hundred meters from the palace complex, are popular for exploring the city. Since the topography of Gomel is relatively flat, the height of the surrounding buildings means it is easy to view the city from the wheel and tower.


Interesting Facts About Gomel
Interesting Facts About Gomel

10 Interesting Facts About Komarno

Facts About Komarno

Facts About Komarno

  • In 2004 the first Hungarian-language university in Slovakia since 1919, the J. Selye University was established in Komárno.
  • The name Komarno is of Slavic or Latin origin.
  • Komárno is twinned with Blansko, Czech Republic; Komárom, Hungary; Kralupy nad Vltavou, Czech Republic; Lieto, Finland; Sebeş, Romania; Terezín, Czech Republic & Weissenfels, Germany
  • Komárom and Komárno are connected by two bridges: The older iron bridge, and a newer lifting bridge, Currently a third bridge is under construction with estimated completion by 2020/2021. 
  • King Béla IV, in his charter of April 1, 1265, granted the settlement town status and privileges.
  • Komárom was formed from part of a historical town in Hungary situated on both banks of the Danube. Following World War I and the Treaty of Trianon, the border of the newly created Czechoslovakia cut the historical, unified town in half, creating two new towns.
  • Komárno was divided as a consequence. In 1920 Komárno became part of Czechoslovakia while its south-bank settlement, Komárom, remained part of Hungary.
  • Komárno, located at the confluence of the Danube and Váh rivers, 108 – 115 meters above sea level.
  • The estimated population of Komarno is 34,228.
  • Komárno is a town in Slovakia at the confluence of the Danube and the Váh rivers.
Facts About Komarno
Facts About Komarno

10 Interesting Facts About Baranavichy

Facts About Baranavichy

Facts About Baranavichy

  • In 1991, Baranavichy became part of independent Belarus.
  • The Baranavichy is on the main east-west highway in Belarus, the M1, which forms a part of European route E30.
  • Baranavichy is a city in the Brest Region of western Belarus.
  • Baranavichy is a significant railway junction and home to Baranavichy State University.
  • In the second half of the 18th century, Baranavichy was the property of Massalski and Niesiołowski families.
  • The first rail line through the city opened in around 1870. Additional railways built helped the city become an important rail junction.
  • The estimated population of Baranavichy is 179,439, as of 2019.
  • Baranavichy is twinned with Biała Podlaska, Poland; Čačak, Serbia; Chibi, China; Ferrara, Italy; Gdynia, Poland; Heinola, Finland; Huế, Vietnam; Jelgava, Latvia; Kaliningrad, Russia; Karlovo, Bulgaria; Kineshma, Russia; Konyaaltı, Turkey; Magadan, Russia; Mytishchi, Russia; Nacka, Sweden; Novovolynsk, Ukraine; Poltava, Ukraine; Šiauliai, Lithuania; Solntsevo, Russia; Stockerau, Austria; Sulęcin County, Poland; Tyresö, Sweden; Vasileostrovsky, Russia & Yeysky District, Russia.
  • Notable people of Baranavichy: Mirosław Araszewski, Maja Berezowska, Alina Kabata-Pendias, Lidia Korsakówna, Kazimierz Świątek, Elchonon Wasserman, Rosh Yeshiva, Valeriya Novodvorskaya & Valanсin Taŭlaj.
  • On 1 August 1919, Baranavichy received city rights and became a powiat centre in the Polish Nowogródek Voivodeship.
Facts About Baranavichy
Interesting Facts About Baranavichy