Hlavné námestie (Bratislava)

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Main Square in Bratislava

Hlavné námestie (literally "Main Square") is one of the best known squares in Bratislava, Slovakia. It is located in the Old Town and it is often considered to be the center of the city.

Some of the main landmarks found in the square are the Old Town Hall and Roland Fountain.

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During the socialism period (1948–1989), the square was named Námestie 4. apríla (literally 4 April Square, April 4 having been the day when Bratislava was liberated by the Red Army at the end of World War II). Earlier names were Slovak: Hitlerovo namestie (1939–1945), Slovak: Masarykovo namestie, Hungarian: Ferenc József tér (1914), Hungarian: Fő tér, German: Hauptplatz (1879), German: Franz Joseph-Platz (1850), Latin: Forum civitatis (1668), German: Ring (1434), German: Markcht (1404), Latin: Forum (1373).

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Coordinates: 48°08′36″N 17°06′30″E / 48.1432277778°N 17.1084333333°E / 48.1432277778; 17.1084333333