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The Self-Governing Region of Trenčín

Area: 4,501 km²
Population: 609,828
Number of districts: 9 - Bánovce nad Bebravou, Ilava, Myjava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Partizánske, Považská Bystrica, Prievidza, Púchov, Trenčín
Number of municipalities: 276 of which 18 towns

Geographically, Trenčín Region is a part of the Western Carpathian region and its dominant feature is the Váh River. The region has an advantageous location, being served by major road and railway routes that support the development of industry and agriculture and provide preconditions for the prosperity of the region as a whole. For the interest of visitors to the region, whether foreigners or Slovaks, there is a rich historical, cultural and natural heritage. The deep relationship between local people and tradition is seen in the regular folklore festivals, fairs and exhibitions of folk crafts and trades, held to the accompaniment of traditional music.
The development of tourism has been aided by the presence of historical monuments and also to a great extent by thermal springs, a feature found throughout Slovakia.

History and culture

The territory of present-day Trenčín Region has gone through several historical stages: the arrival of the Roman legions, invasion by the Tatars, and a famous period under the rule of Matúš Čák of Trenčín - "Lord of the Váh and Tatras"...


Pretty valleys, scattered hamlets, rivers flowing through gorges and around huge rocks, woods and thickets full of wildlife, meadows dotted with colourful flowers, and hills under white blankets – that is the picture of the Trenčín Region.


Spas are found across the whole Trenčín Region. The wealth of mineral and thermal waters has been known since the distant past and resulted in the growth of the spas that today contribute to the region´s development and attraction.

Cultural events

The cultural and social events have a regional and often also international character...

Sports activities

Tourists to the region may choose from a wide range of recreational and sports facilities...