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Trnava
Trnava, Church of John the Baptist
Trnava, Church of John the Baptist
Flag of Trnava
Flag
Coat of arms of Trnava
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Little/Slovak Rome
Location of Trnava within Slovakia
Location of Trnava within Slovakia
Country Slovakia
Region (kraj) Trnava Region
Districts Trnava District
First mentioned 1211
Area
 • Total 71.53 km2 (27.62 sq mi)
Elevation
146 m (479 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total 68,292
 • Density 954.7/km2 (2,473/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal Code
91700
Website www.trnava.sk

Trnava (German: Tyrnau, Hungarian: Nagyszombat) is a city in western Slovakia, around 50 km from the capital Bratislava. Because it has so many churches with its town walls, it is commonly called Little Rome or Slovak Rome.

History

The town was first mentioned in 1211. It received royal free town privileges as the first town in Slovakia in 1238. The town had its height as a cultural and religious centre, as it was seat of archbishopric from 1541 to 1820. The first horse-drawn railway in the Kingdom of Hungary was built to Trnava from Bratislava in 1846. It is again an seat of archbishopric since 1978. In 2003, French car manufacturer PSA started construction of automobile plant. It was finished in 2006

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