Nitra (Hungarian: Nyitra / Nyitria [archaic]; German: Neutra (pronunciation (help·info))) is a city in western Slovakia (and the fifth largest urban settlement in Slovakia) situated at the foot of Zobor Mountain in the Nitra River valley.
View from the south side of Nitra Castle
|• Mayor||Marek Hattas|
|• Total||100.48 km2 (38.80 sq mi)|
|Elevation||190 m (620 ft)|
|• Density||760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Nitra is a city with special history. People have lived there for at least 6000 years. It was an important center of the Celts (in the last few hundred years BC), and later the seat of the first known rulers of what is today Slovak territory, i.e. of :
- the Germanic Quadi around 396? (disputed)
- the Slavic/Slovak Principality of Nitra:
Nitra is also site of the first known Church in Central and Eastern Europe, built in 828.
- "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
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