Interesting Facts About
The city received its contemporary name in 1919.
Bratislava was ranked as the third richest region of the European Union by GDP.
Bratislava receives around 1 million tourists every year.
The first known permanent settlement of the area began with the Linear Pottery Culture, around 5000 BC in the Neolithic era.
1993, Capital City
the city became the capital of the newly formed Slovak Republic following the Velvet Divorce.
Bratislava has a total area of 367.58 square kilometres (141.9 sq mi).
Bratislava honorary citizenship
People who have received the honorary citizenship of Bratislava are Václav Havel & Roy Martin Umbarger
Bratislava average altitude is 140 metres (460 ft).
Nicknames for Bratislava include Little Big City and Beauty on the Danube.
On March 27, 1919
the name Bratislava was officially adopted for the first time to replace the previous Slovak name Prešporok.
Bratislava is the seat of the national government, the presidency, and the parliament.
Bratislava is divided into 5 national districts.
Bratislava is the world’s only national capital that shares its city borders with two independent countries.
Bratislava is twinned
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.
Bratislava and Vienna are the closest two capitals in Europe, only 60km far away from each other.
Bratislava and Vienna
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