Bratislava is the capital and the largest city of Slovakia. Set between the hills of the Small Carpathian Mountains and on the tip of the Danube River, this city is considered to be at the centre of Europe. It is hardly a few minutes drive from Austria and Hungary, and is the world’s only capital city to be bordering two nations. Vienna (the capital of Austria) and Bratislava are just 50 km apart. Bus and train services are easily available between the two capitals.
The city is typified by a mild climate. With average temperatures around 10°C, it receives about 5.4 hours of sunlight in a day.
With a population roughly estimated at 450,000, the city is the administrative and economical centre of the country. It is the seat of Slovakia’s government and houses several important museums, galleries and educational institutions.
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