Nitra is one of the oldest towns in Slovakia, which was built on seven hills. It is considered to be the paradise of archaeologists. Except its rich history Nitra is famous as a centre of agriculture or the town of youth, for two universities are there in the town: the University of Constantine the Philosopher and Slovak University of Agriculture.
Nitra, it also means new quarters and housing estates, streets and roads, parks and playgrounds, statues and sculptures, new modern buildings, neat places, firms and factories. Annual expositions take place on grounds of Agrokomplex, the only exhibition place of such kind in Slovakia.
Every year there are organised cultural, sport and social events in Nitra, the most important are Nitra Culture Summer, Nitra, dear Nitra..., International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra, Nitra Music Autumn, Christmas Nitra and many others.
Population: 80 920 (1. 1. 2015)
Territory: 100,45 km2
Altitude: 167 metres above sea level
Suburbs: Dolné Krškany, Horné Krškany, Staré Mesto, Čermáň, Klokočina, Diely, Párovské Háje, Kynek, Mlynárce, Zobor, Dražovce, Chrenová, Janíkovce
GPS: S48˚ 18´ 25´´, V 18˚ 5´ 11´´
The town of Nitra has 11 Sister Cities which it has developed active cooperation with:
Nitra has a rich cultural tradition and a number of cultural and sport institutions: