Bratislava

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Bratislava or Pozsony in Hungarian and Pressburg in German, is the capital and largest city in Slovakia. It has a population of almost 415,000 and is the administrative, cultural and economic centre of the country. Before 1919, it was known as Prešporok in Slovak.

Bratislava has a very pleasant medieval inner city with narrow, winding streets, a hill-top castle next to the river Danube, and many historic churches and buildings to visit. The old town is centered on two squares, Hlavne namestie (main square) and Hviezdoslavovo namestie (Hviezdoslav square, named after a famous Slovak poet). Of a rather different architectural character are some of the communist-era buildings found in the modern parts of the city; a prime example is Petrzalka housing estate, the biggest Communist-era concrete block housing complex in Central Europe, which stretches on endlessly just across the river. Move further east and there are plenty of rural places to explore. Farms, vineyards, agricultural land, and tiny villages are situated less than 50 kilometres to the north and east of Bratislava. Today, Bratislava and its surroundings form the most prosperous region (NUTS-2 Region) in Central and Eastern Europe, with a per capita GDP of around 186% of the EU-27 average and it is the fifth most prosperous region in EU.

Country:
Slovakia
Region:
Europe
Population:
430,000 people
Safe tap water:
No, contaminated
Internet speed:
13 Mbps
Best wireless carrier:
http://o2.sk
Best coworking:
Cashless society:
Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
Best taxi app:
Gender ratio (% man):
44 %
Power:
230V50Hz
Ambulance:
112
Fire department:
112
Police:
112

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