Bratislava is the capital city of Slovakia. About 450.000 people live there. It used to be called Pressburg or Pozsony and by some other names. Bratislava is the seat of national government, the presidency, and the parliament. It has several museums, galleries and of other educational, cultural and economic institutions. There is a small Old Town, and a castle called Bratislavsky Hrad. The Danube river goes through Bratislava.