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Bratislava, the Little Big City
"Interesting facts about the Slovakian capital. Bratislava is the smallest capital in the region making it 'the little city', but offers you more than you would expect thus 'the big city'. 'The Little Big City' is an official motto."
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Name the century in which Bratislava is first mentioned in written records.
Bratislava has been a city of many names. There was the German name (Pressburg), Hungarian (Pozsony), an older Slovakian name (Presporok), and an old Greek name. What was the old Greek name?
What is the meaning of the name 'Bratislava'?
Bratislava is the translation of the German name Pressburg.
Bratislava has no meaning and is purely artificial.
Bratislava is a new name meaning 'Brotherhood celebration'.
Slovak intellectuals created the city name using the alleged founder's name.
What is it that makes Bratislava a unique capital?
It has a frontier with one country (Austria)
It has frontiers with two countries (Austria and Hungary)
It has frontiers with three countries (Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic)
It has frontiers with four countries (Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Poland)
Many European capitals are located around a river, like London and the Thames River or Paris and the Seine River. Bratislava is not an exception to this rule. What is the Slovakian translation of the river that streams into the capital?
Bratislava Castle was built in a strategic place on the left bank of the Dunaj (Danube) and is one of the city's well-known landmarks. The castle is unforgettable in the context of Central European castles. What is unique about it?
The castle was built in a square formation with one spiral tower in each corner. Locals call it the 'upturned table'.
The caste was built in a disc shape. Locals call it 'The UFO'.
The castle is daubed in Slovak national colors. Locals call it 'flagburg'.
The castle is the biggest in Central Europe. Locals call it 'Giantburg'.
When did Bratislava become the capital of the Slovak Republic?
30 October 1918
21 July 1939
28 October 1968
1 January 1993
Where is Bratislava located?
In south eastern Slovakia
In north eastern Slovakia
In north western Slovakia
In south western Slovakia
Apart from the Slovak Republic, Bratislava has also been the capital of another area. What is that area?
The Bohemian Kingdom
The Austrian-Hungarian Empire
The Hungarian Kingdom
What is the name of the oldest university in Bratislava that also teaches the Slovak language?
"Two centers - one economical region." This is the keynote of project 'Twin City' joining Bratislava with another Central European capital. Do you know which one?
Bratislava is a modern growing city with increasing demands on its transportation infrastructure including bridges over the river. The bridge that was completed in 2005 has the very interesting name of 'Apollo Bridge'. What does 'Apollo' stand for?
The bridge is named after a refinery that was bombed during WWII.
The bridge is named after the US space program.
The bridge is named after the Greek god of the sun.
Apollo is an abbreviation of suburbs connected by the bridge.
Bratislava prides itself on public transport, which is sophisticated with perfect coverage. Which of following conveyances is not available in Bratislava?
When traveling to Bratislava is it common to see EU and NATO flags on government buildings?
The historical city of Bratislava was the first Slovakian World Heritage listed city with UNESCO.
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