Bratislava, capital and biggest city in Slovakia, on the Danube River, close to Vienna, Austria. Bratislava is one of four managerial areas in the nation. A significant port on the Danube and a railroad intersection, it is the focal point of a broad exchange grain, wine, and other agrarian wares. A significant mechanical focus, Bratislava is known for shipbuilding and the assembling of furniture, synthetic compounds, tobacco items, melodic instruments, woolen merchandise, and cowhide items.
Focal points incorporate an eleventh century Gothic house of prayer that was reestablished in the second 50% of the nineteenth century; the vestiges of the previous regal royal residence of Hungary, on a slope sitting above the city; a thirteenth century Franciscan church; the town corridor, a thirteenth century building; the Comenius University of Bratislava (1919); the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava (1938); and the Slovak Academy of Sciences (1953).
Established before the tenth century, the city was referred to initially as Pressburg. Solid strongholds raised during the twelfth century gave it vital significance; from 1541 to 1784 it was the capital of Hungary. In 1805, during the Napoleonic Wars, French Emperor Napoleon I met the Holy Roman Emperor Francis II in the city and forced the harmony terms known as the Treaty of Pressburg. At the point when Czechoslovakia was made in 1919 after World War I, the city was renamed Bratislava and made capital of the territory of Slovakia. Slovakia and different areas of Czechoslovakia were canceled in January 1949, and the city turned into the capital of the recently made Bratislava Region; the district was annulled in 1960. Bratislava turned into the capital of free Slovakia on January of 1993.