Trenčín Regional Government

Úrad Trenčianskeho samosprávneho kraja
Contact: Dušan Lobotka Director
Telephone: 421 (0) 32 655 5812
Hviezdoslavova 1, 911 50 Trenčín, Slovakia
421 (0) 32 741 1225, 421(0)32 741 1422
421 (0) 32 741 1360

Situated in north west Slovakia, the Trenčín Region covers an area of 4,501.9 square kilometres and has a total population of 600,386 (2005). It is the third smallest region, both in terms of population and area but, together with the Trnava Region, the second most densely settled after Bratislava.

A relatively wealthy and developed part of Slovakia, bordering on the Czech Republic, Trenčín Region is hilly but not rugged, and has an unusually high (55 per cent) proportion of inhabitants employed in industry, making it the second most heavily industrialised region after Bratislava.

The western part of Trenčín Region is drained by the Váh River, which also forms the main settlement basin; the east lies in the watershed of the Nitra. The region is surrounded by highlands - the Biele Karpaty (White Carpathians) and the Myjavské vrchy (Myjava hills) to the west, the Považský Inovec range to the south east, and the Strážovské vrchy (Stážov Mountains) and Súľovské vrchy (Súľov hills) to the north.

The Trenčín Region incorporates nine districts and 275 municipalities, 18 of which are towns,

Economically it is one of the strongest regions of Slovakia, with various long-established industries such as textiles and clothing, food processing, machinery, chemicals and mining.