Nitra region

The Nitra region is situated in the southern part of Slovakia, geographically in the Podunajské lowlands. Its northern part extends
to the Štiavnické vrchy mountain range. The Danube river is its natural southern border.


The most important Slovak rivers – Váh, Hron and Nitra – all irrigate the fertile soil of the Nitra region. The region shares a border with Hungary and neighbours the Slovak regions of Trnava, Trenčín and Banská Bystrica. The region is divided into 7 districts.

Some of the major strengths of the Nitra region are: existence of strong potential of industrial and agricultural capital goods, sufficient and qualified work force, universities and a research center in Nitra, sufficient space for potential development, built highway connecting Nitra with Trnava and the rest of Western Slovakia and the EU, potential of utilization of water-courses, dominant status of region in the terms of energy supply in SR and possibilities of cross-border tourism development in region. Some main foreign investors in the region are SONY Slovakia, SE Bordnetze, Kromberg & Schubert, Rieker and OSRAM.

The Nitra region is oriented on both industry and agriculture. Thanks to its favourable geographic and climatic conditions, the region has in the past been predominantly oriented on agriculture and complementary production. Currently, almost all sectors are present and are concentrated in the most important cities in the region.

For more detailed information please consult the complete regional analysis on this page.