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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.