Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and the Bratislavyký,
and the country's largest city, with a population of some 450,000.
Bratislava is the political, cultural and economic centre of
Slovakia. It is the seat of the Slovak presidency, parliament and
government as well as home to several universities, museums,
theatres, galleries and other national economic, cultural and
educational institutions. Most of Slovakia's large businesses and
financial institutions have their headquarters in Bratislava. The
city's past has been characterized by the strong influence of
various nations, including Slovaks, Germans, Hungarians, and Jews.
Bratislava still retains its cosmopolitan spirit. It hosts many
festivals and trade shows and it is famous for its nightlife and
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