10 Interesting Facts About Humenne

Interesting Facts About Humenne

Facts About Humenne

  • Humenné is a town in the Prešov Region (“kraj”) in eastern Slovakia and the second largest town of the historic Zemplín region.
  • Humenné is a centre of one of the easternmost districts (“okres”) in Slovakia.
  • The name comes from a common Slavic word “humno” (gumьno). In Slovak “backyard”, the exact meaning may differ in dialects.
  • Humenné is twinned with Darney, France; Jarosław, Poland; Mátészalka, Hungary; Mukachevo, Ukraine; Perechyn, Ukraine; Przemyśl, Poland; Sanok, Poland; Šibenik, Croatia; Třebíč, Czech Republic & Vidnoye, Russia.
  • Geographic Coordinates of Humenne is 48°56′09″N 21°54′24″E.
  • Humenné is surrounded by ruins of medieval castles and an open-air museum of architecture situated in the town park.
  • The town developed from an old Slav settlement mentioned for the first time in 1317.
  • The Estimated Population of Humenne is 33,860.
  • Humenne lies at the volcanic Vihorlat mountains and at the confluence of the Laborec and Cirocha Rivers.
  • Area of Humenné is 754.2 km².
Interesting Facts About Humenne
Interesting Facts About Humenne

10 Interesting Facts About Levice

Facts About Levice

Facts About Levice

  • Levice is first mentioned as Leua, one of the villages belonging to the parish of St. Martin’s Church in Bratka in 1156. Levice was part of the comitatus Tekov.
  • Levice is the birthplace of geographer Kálmán Kittenberger.
  • Levice is the capital of the Levice District, which is the largest district in Slovakia at 1,551 square kilometres.
  • Levice is a town in western Slovakia.
  • Levice is twinned with Boskovice, Czech Republic; Érd, Hungary; Náměšť na Hané, Czech Republic; Ruda Śląska, Poland & Skierniewice, Poland.
  • Levice is the birthplace of Kinga Pavlikova.
  • The estimated Population of Levice is 33,682.
  • Levice heraldic animal is the lion, in Slovak lev, and the town’s colours are green and yellow.
  • The 150-year long Turkish occupation, which started in the 16th century, weakened the town economically and made it more dependent on the castle’s estate.
  • The town lies on the left bank of the lower Hron river. The Old Slavic name of the town was Leva, which means “the Left One”.
Facts About Levice
Facts About Levice

10 Interesting Facts About Bardejov

Facts About Bardejov

Facts About Bardejov

  • Bardejov is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
  • 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.
  • Bardejov is twinned with Gorlice, Poland; Jasło, Poland; Krynica, Poland; Muszyna, Poland; Zamość, Poland; Kaštela, Croatia; Česká Lípa, Czech Republic; Mikulov, Czech Republic; Přerov, Czech Republic; Calais, France; Mogilev, Belarus; Molde, Norway; Montemarciano, Italy; Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia; Sremski Karlovci, Serbia & Tiachiv, Ukraine.
  • Notable people of Bardejov: Kéler Béla, Radoslav Rochallyi & Jack Garfein.
  • Bardejov is a town in North-Eastern Slovakia.
  • The estimated population of Bardejov is 32,787.
  • Bardejov received the European Gold Medal by the International Board of Trustees in Hamburg in 1986, The first town in Czechoslovakia to receive the award.
Facts About Bardejov
Facts About Bardejov

10 Interesting Facts About Zvolen

Facts About Zvolen

  1. The oldest written reference to the settlement of Zvolen existing below the castle is from 1243.
  2. Zvolen remained the capital of Zólyom County until the 1760s.
  3. In 1871-1872, two new railways were built and Zvolen became an important railroad hub and important industrial center.
  4. The name Zvolen is of Slovak origin meaning “the chosen one, splendid, excellent”.
  5. Zvolen has been inhabited since the Paleolithic.
  6. The Estimated Population of Zvolen is 42,760.
  7. Zvolen is a town in central Slovakia, situated on the confluence of Hron and Slatina rivers, close to Banská Bystrica.
  8. 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.
  9. The total area of the Town of Zvolen is 98.727 km2.
  10. 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.
Facts About Zvolen
Facts About Zvolen

 

 

10 Interesting Facts About Trnava

Facts About Trnava

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

15 Interesting Facts About Martin, Slovakia

Facts About Martin, Slovakia

Facts About Martin

  1. Martin lies at an altitude of 395 metres (1,296 ft) above sea level.
  2. The city of Martin won the United Nations Public Service Award in 2011 in the category: Preventing and Combating Corruption in the Public Service.
  3. The first recorded reference to Martin in written sources is dated to 1284 under the name of Vila Sancti Martini.
  4. Martin is the ninth-largest city in Slovakia.
  5. National Council of the Slovak Republic declared the city of Martin the centre of the national culture of the Slovaks on August 24, 1994.
  6. The Estimated Population of Martin is 54,618.
  7. Martin is surrounded by Malá Fatra and Veľká Fatra mountains.
  8. 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.
  9. Martin is the seat of the Slovak National Library and Slovak Matica.
  10. Martin is a city in northern Slovakia, situated on the Turiec river, between the Malá Fatra and Veľká Fatra mountains.
  11. Martin covers an area of 67.74 square kilometres (26.2 sq mi).
  12. Martin lies in the north temperate zone and has a continental climate with four distinct seasons.
  13. Martin is twinned with: Bački Petrovac, Serbia; Békéscsaba, Hungary; Fargo, United States; Gotha, Germany; Hoogeveen, Netherlands; Jičín, Czech Republic; Kalisz, Poland & Zheleznodorozhny, Russia.
  14. Martin is home to the Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, which is one of three medical schools in Slovakia.
  15. Martin Average annual temperature is around 7 °C (45 °F) and average annual rainfall is 750–860 mm.
Facts About Martin, Slovakia
Facts About Martin, Slovakia

15 Interesting Facts About Poprad

Facts About Poprad

Facts About Poprad

  • 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.
Facts About Poprad
Facts About Poprad

10 Interesting Facts About Trencin

Facts About Trencin

Facts About Trencin

  • Trencin covers an area of 82.0 square kilometres (31.7 sq mi).
  • The first written mentions in the Middle Ages are from 1111 and 1113.
  • Trencin the eighth-largest municipality in Serbia and is the seat of the Trenčín Region and the Trenčín District.
  • Trenčín is divided into four main boroughs: Stred, Juh, Sever & Západ.
  • Trenčín is a city in western Slovakia of the central Váh River valley near the Czech border.
  • The Estimated Population of Trencin is 55,725.
  • Trenčín lies at an altitude of 262 metres (860 ft) above sea level
  • The site of Trenčín has been inhabited since time immemorial.
  • Trenčín was first mentioned under the Greek name Leukaristos, depicted on the Ptolemy world map around 150 CE.
  • Trenčín is twinned with: Cran-Gevrier, France; Zlín, Czech Republic; Tarnów, Poland; Casalecchio di Reno, Italy; Békéscsaba, Hungary & Kragujevac, Serbia.
Facts About Trencin
Facts About Trencin

10 Interesting Facts About Nitra

Facts About Nitra

Facts About Nitra

  1. Nitra is a city in western Slovakia, situated at the foot of Zobor Mountain in the valley of the river Nitra.
  2. Nitra is the fifth largest city in Slovakia.
  3. Nitra lies at an altitude of 190 metres (623 ft) above sea level.
  4. The name of the city is derived from the Nitra river.
  5. The city is divided into 13 urban districts: Dolné Krškany, Horné Krškany, Staré Mesto, Čermáň, Klokočina, Diely, Párovské Háje, Kynek, Mlynárce, Zobor, Dražovce, Chrenová and Janíkovce.
  6. Nitra is one of the oldest cities in Slovakia; it was the political centre of the Principality of Nitra.
  7. The first mention of Nitra dates back to the 9th century. 
  8. Nitra covers an area of 100.48 square kilometres (38.8 sq mi).
  9. The oldest archaeological findings in Nitra are dated to around 25,000-30,000 years ago.
  10. Nitra is twinned with: Bački Petrovac, Serbia; České Budějovice, Czech Republic; Gosford, Australia; Gyeongju, South Korea; Kroměříž, Czech Republic; Naperville, United States; Osijek, Croatia; Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia; Veszprém, Hungary; Zielona Góra, Poland & Zoetermeer, Netherlands.
Facts About Nitra
Facts About Nitra

10 Interesting Facts About Prievidza

Facts About Prievidza

Facts About Prievidza

  1. Prievidza is a city in central-western Slovakia.
  2. The Upper Nitra Basin was inhabited as early as the middle of the Paleolithic period, as evidenced by the rich paleontological findings in Bojnice and Prievidza.
  3. Prievidza is the second biggest municipality in the Trenčín Region.
  4. Prievidza covers an area of 43.06 square kilometres
  5. The first written mention of Prievidza was in 1113, as ‘’Preuigan’’.
  6. Prievidza was promoted to a royal free town in 1383, on 26 January.
  7. The name of the city is probably deduced from a personal name Previd with possessive sufix -ja
  8. Prievidza lies at an altitude of 280 metres (919 ft) above sea level
  9. Prievidza is twinned with Ibbenbüren, Germany; Šumperk, Czech Republic; Luserna San Giovanni, Italy; Valjevo, Serbia; Velenje, Slovenia & Jastrzębie-Zdrój, Poland.
  10. The Estimated Population of Prievidza is 47,033.
Facts About Prievidza
Facts About Prievidza