Displaying a wealth of historic structures and natural beauty within the surroundings, Nitra is one of the oldest and presently the fifth largest city in Slovakia. Situated within the valley of River Nitra at the foot of Zobor Mountain, Nitra has been an extraordinary historic city inhabited for the past 6,000 years. Located at an altitude of 623 feet above sea level, Nitra features a north temperate zone, continental climate characterized by significant variations between hot summers and extremely cold snowy winters.
Home to a population over 85,000 people, most of whom are Slovaks; main industries guiding the local economy of Nitra include breweries, electronics, plastic processing and car parts. The seat of two universities, this west Slovakian city of Nitra located on the railway line between Nove Zamky/Surany and Prievidza, is well connected to Trnava and Bratislava through a fast expressway.