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

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