The name Záhorie (Transmountain region) appeared for the first time in the 17th century and it is based in the Latin name Processus transmontanus, which referred to the area situated beyond the Malé Karpaty Mts. or the Little Carpathians.
The region is situated in the western part of the Slovak Republic next to the frontier with Austria and Czech Republic. The territory is limited in the west by the state frontier with Austria and it runs along the river Morava while in the north-west and south-east its borders coincide with the frontier with the Czech Republic and the ridge of the Malé Karpaty Mts. respectively.
Záhorie, due to its favoured geographical position and friendly climatic conditions is one of the earliest settled territories in Slovakia.
The region provides good conditions for cycling, hiking and recreation next to its numerous lakes and the river. Spa Smrdáky, basilica minor in Šaštín and cultural monuments of the former royal borough Skalica complement the offer (skalický trdelník, Senica, Skalica ).
Districts: Senica, Skalica, partly Malacky, partly Myjava.
Source: Vydavateľstvo DAJAMA