Region of Nitra (Ponitrie)

Location: Nitriansky kraj, okres Nitra, Nitra

GPS: N48°18'53'' E18°5'17''

Ponitrie is one of the regions of Slovakia interesting not only for its natural beauty, but also and above all for its cultural-historical heritage. Ponitrie has attracted our ancestors who left their traces all over the area. 

Especially, the arrival of the Slav tribes at the territory of Slovakia, their concentration in the area of Nitra, and the foundation of the first Slav Principality increase importance of this territory.

The axis of the area is the river Nitra, which connects the northern and southern parts of the region.  

The region offers suitable conditions for cycling, hiking and recreation in one of its thermal swimming pools. Old churches (in villages Dražovce, Kostoľany pod Tribečom), castles (Gýmeš, Hrušov), manor houses (Topoľčianky, Beladice) and other cultural and historic monuments of the oldest Slovak town Nitra make the offer to travellers even more attractive. The exhibition area in this town Agrokomplex is the venue of regular international agricultural fairs and other exhibitions.

Districts: Nitra, Zlaté Moravce, Nové Zámky, partly Levice.

Source: Vydavateľstvo DAJAMA