Trenčianský kraj prírody a kultúry
Poloha trenčianského kraja
Okresy trenčianského kraja
Regional seat: Trenčín
President: Pavol Sedláček
Number of districts and their administrative centres: 9 (Bánovce nad Bebravou, Ilava, Myjava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Partizánske, Považská Bystrica, Prievidza, Púchov and Trenčín).
Population density: 133.2 inhabitants per km2
Population: 599. 847 inhabitants
Total area: 4.501 km2
Number of towns: 18
Number of villages: 258
Variegated mosaic of Slovakia is made up of 8 regions, each of them offers something special and unique. Both local inhabitants and visitors from abroad realize great landscape diversity on a relatively small territory. A lot of regional and local specifics can be found almost everywhere. Contribution of our region into the treasury of beauties of Slovakia is harmony of the natural environment. Mountains, which form a large part of the surface of the region, stretch around the valleys of rivers Nitra and Váh. Carpathians, well-known extensive mountain system in Europe, spread also on the Slovak territory. The part of it, known as White Carpathian Mountains, stretches in the Trenčín region. The highest point of the region is Vtáčnik peak (1348 m). Small Carpathian Mountains, Považský Inovec, Strážovské vrchy, Javorníky, Vtáčnik, Malá Fatra, Kremnické vrchy and Tríbeč Mountains offer opportunities for pleasant holidays, stays in nature, skiing, cycling, golf, equestrian sports, fishing and hunting. The Trenčín region has many springs of mineral water and thermal water, too. As a result, there are well-known health spas in Bojnice, Trenčianske Teplice, Nimnica and Bielice and several swimming pools with thermal water.
Panorama of the region is adorned with historical monuments, castles, churches and well-preserved complexes of burgher and folk architecture. They emphasize the antiquity of its history. There are plenty of historical monuments, castles, mansions and ruins. That is why the Trenčín region is usually called “The region of castles and legends”. The most famous castles are the Trenčín castle, the Beckov castle, the Čachtice castle and the Bojnice castle which is the most visited romantic castle in Slovakia.
There are 32 museums operating in the region of Trenčín. They form a network of institutions which ensure the protection of the cultural heritage and its presentation to the public. They hide precious collections and documents and they are popular destinations for the visitors of our region.
The town of Trenčín, one of the oldest cities in Slovakia, is a seat of the region. It stretches on both banks of the river Váh. The charm of the town consists of unique partially preserved fortifications that create collection of medieval town architecture on the central square, baroque church of St. Francis Xaverius, Parish church of the Birth of Virgin Mary with carner located under the monumental Trenčín Castle.
A well-known monument of the Trenčín region is the memorial to the general M. R. Štefánik on the Bradlo hill in the town Brezová pod Bradlom. This native is a prestigious personage of the Europe. In history he enrolled as a scientist, an astronomer, a photographer, a pilot, a general of the French army, a great diplomat, a defender of the rights of the Slovak nation and one of the founders of the Czechoslovak state in 1919. This year we celebrate the 130th anniversary of his birth. On 21st July 2009 the Štefánik’s tomb on the Bradlo hill was placed on the list of European cultural heritage. The monument is located in the region of isolated settlements nearby Bradlo, Košariská, Brezová pod Bradlom and Myjava. This area is one of the most popular in our region because of its natural conditions, folk culture and folklore traditions.
In the heart of the region there is a small village called Uhrovec, where a famous house can be found. Coincidentally, this house is the birthplace of two great personalities of Slovak history. There was born Ľudovít Štúr, a politician and a philologist, a codifier of the Slovak language, and a politician Alexander Dubček was born there, too.
Another inducement for the visitors of our region is also great cultural festivals of folk art, modern music and film, historical celebrations at the castles and riding competitions.
A lot of gastronomic, cultural and accommodation facilities offer comfort, refreshment, relax and entertainment in the Trenčín region.
The Trenčín region is situated on the main development axis. Transport and technical infrastructure corridors of multi-regional importance and highway D1 traverse the region. There are public international airports in Prievidza and Slávnica. Both airports provide sightseeing and sport flights.
Self-governing region of Trenčín
K dolnej stanici 7282/20A
911 01 Trenčín
Phone +421 32 65 55 111
Fax: +421 32 65 55 659
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