Between 15, eleven Hungarian kings and queens were crowned at St. especially after the crown jewels were taken to Vienna in 1783 in an attempt to strengthen the union between Austria and Hungary.
During the revolution of 1918–1919, the name 'Wilsonov' or 'Wilsonstadt' (after President Woodrow Wilson) was proposed by American Slovaks, as he supported national self-determination.
In 2017, Bratislava was ranked as the third richest region of the European Union by GDP (PPP) per capita (after Hamburg and Luxembourg City).
GDP at purchasing power parity is about three times higher than in other Slovak regions. Until then, it was mostly known in English by its German name, Pressburg, as it was long dominated by Austrians and other German-speakers.
Many of Slovakia's large businesses and financial institutions also have headquarters there.
The capital of Slovakia is the eighth best city for freelancers to live in, mostly because of fast internet and low taxes.
The first written reference to a settlement named "Brezalauspurc" dates to 907 and is related to the Battle of Pressburg, during which a Bavarian army was defeated by the Hungarians.