Bratislava is an old city which has endured the missteps and obstacles of changing times.
Bratislava enjoys the lowest unemployment rate in the country.
Bratislava was a key economic and administrative center of the Kingdom of Hungary.
The 2001 census listed Bratislava's population as 428,672 inhabitants.
Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and is its largest city, with a population of 450,000.
The population of Bratislava belongs to the Christian faith, with Roman Catholics making up over half the population at (56.7 percent).
Bratislava has two major sports interests; soccer ("football") and ice hockey, and has several official teams.
Bratislava lies on both banks of the Danube River and is the only capital in the world that borders on two neighboring countries, Austria and Hungary.
Divided into five districts, Bratislava is the seat of the Slovak president, National Council of the Slovak Republic, and government institutions.
The first university in Bratislava and also in Slovakia was the Academia Istropolitana, established in 1467.