Trnava Regional Government

Úrad Trnavskeho samosprávneho kraja
Contact: Dušan Guťan Director
Starohájska 10, 917 01 Trnava, Slovakia
Mailing address: 
P O Box 128, 917 01 Trnava, Slovakia
421 (0) 33 593 3311, 421 (0) 33 593 3320
421 (0) 33 593 3336

Situated in south west Slovakia, Trnava Region covers an area of 4,174.2 square kilometres and has a total population of 554,172 (2005). The second smallest region after Bratislava, it encloses Bratislava Region and borders the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary.

The southern part of the region, the Podunajská nížina (Danube lowlands), is separated from the Záhorská nížina (Záhorie lowlands) in the north by the Malé Karpaty (Small Carpathian) mountains. It is traversed by a number of rivers, including the Morava in the west, the Váh in the centre, and the Malý Dunaj and the Danube in the south.

Trnava Region is made up of 249 municipalities and seven districts, ranging from the more developed Trnava, Skalica, Piešťany and Hlohovec districts to the more rural Galanta, Senica and Dunajská Streda districts.

Major industries include power production, chemicals, printing and metallurgy, but in recent years the auto and electrotechnical sector has taken the lead, with the arrival of PSA Peugeot and Samsung, and various suppliers setting up in the industrial park near their factories.

The Trnava region has rich resources of mineral and thermal water, such as the hot springs at Piešťany, and of fresh water on Žitný Ostrov, which is the largest source of drinking water in Central Europe. It also has deposits of oil, natural gas and coal, while the Small Carpathian mountain range is a source of high-quality wood.