Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia, occupying both banks of the River Danube and the left bank of the River Morava.Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two sovereign states.
Michael's Gate in the Old Town, Eurovea shopping complex, Primate's Palace, Hviezdoslav Square, Bratislava castle and the Danube riverbank at night The greater metropolitan area is home to more than 650,000 people.
In 1843 Hungarian was proclaimed the official language in legislation, public administration and education by the Diet in the city.
Before World War I, the city had a population that was 42% German, 41% Hungarian and 15% Slovak (1910 census, the population was influenced by Magyarization).
It is the seat of the Slovak president, the parliament and the Slovak Executive.
It has several universities, and many museums, theatres, galleries and other cultural and educational institutions.
It is connected to the fall of Great Moravia, already weakened by its own inner decline In the 10th century, the territory of Pressburg (what would later become Pozsony county) became part of Hungary (called "the Kingdom of Hungary" from 1000).