Population: 437 725
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81 499 Bratislava
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|Agreements of Cooperation:||Cooperation agreement with Krakow of 3 October 1974. Agreement for further development of mutual cooperation between partner cities dated 20 November 1984. Cooperation agreement of 22 October 2002.|
Situated on the Danube River, near the border with Austria and Hungary (merely 60 kilometers from Vienna), Bratislava is the capital and the largest city of Slovakia, a city with one of the highest population densities in Central Europe. Throughout its history the name of the city has been frequently changed, thus some of them were simultaneously used until World War I. Also today, when Bratislava is the most important industrial, cultural and scientific centre of Slovakia, alternative official names of the city still exist, such as Pressburg (German), Pozsony (Hungarian) or Požun or Brat'islawa (Romani). The city is a great tourist attraction thanks to its numerous historic buildings (e.g. the Bratislava Castle from the turn of 14th and 15th centuries or the Gothic St. Martin Cathedral which for 300 years was the place of coronation of Hungarian kings) and cultural and entertainment events (e.g. September Bratislava Music Festival or Bratislava Jazz Days organized in October).