Bratislava is the capital city of the Slovak Republic. As most capitals, it is the largest by population. The metropolitan area is divided into five administrative districts - Bratislava I through V and 17 boroughs.
The number of inhabitants of the Bratislava city is 472 966 (2016). The last 10 years have seen a typical demographic migration trend called suburbanization. The population of the Bratislava suburbs had risen significantly, also the village-like boroughs have seen a dramatic increase in population.