Bratislava (SK)

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Bratislava formerly Slovak Prešporok; German: Pressburg or Preßburg; Latin: Posonium; Hungarian: Pozsony is the capital of Slovakia and, with a population of about 500,000, the country's largest city. 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 independent countries. Bratislava is the political, cultural and economic centre of Slovakia. It is the seat of the Slovak president, the parliament and the Slovak Executive. It is home to several universities, museums, theatres, galleries and other important cultural and educational institutions. Many of Slovakia's large businesses and financial institutions also have headquarters there. The history of the city has been strongly influenced by people of different nations and religions, namely by Austrians, Czechs, Germans, Hungarians, Jews, Serbs and Slovaks. The city was the capital of the Kingdom of Hungary, a part of the larger Habsburg Monarchy territories, from 1536 to 1783 and has been home to many Slovak, Hungarian and German historical figures.

Postmarks in Slovakia[edit]

Bridge 30022 with text in 2016.

Postal stationery[edit]

Carrier Pigeon mail (full size) released for the Atlanta games in 1996.

Slovakia in 1939[edit]

Used in May 1939 shortly after Independance. BRATISLAVA 1 * * *

Czechoslovakia era[edit]

Bridge BRATISLAVA in 1920.

Kingdom of Hungary period (1867-1918)[edit]

POZSONY VAROS (town) circa 1871.
POZSONY DÉL UTÁN (afternoon) in 1885.
POZSONY VÁROS (town) in 1897.
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Austrian Empire period (until 1867)[edit]

The PRESSBURG post-office opened before 1850.

Oval circa 1859.