Partizánske, formerly called Baťovany is one of the famous serial cities built and financed by Jan Antonín Baťa in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Great Britain, and more than a dozen other countries. The name change from Baťovany was done to Partizánske was to commemorate the place where the Slovak Uprising began and where more than 250 Baťa residents lost their lives defending the city from the Waffen SS in 1944.
The city is in the upper part of the valley of Nitra River in a beautiful and interesting regions of Slovakia. Partizánske is a shoemaking metropolis, also called the entrance gate of upper Nitra’s region. Strážovské Mountains and Vtáčnik Massif surround the city. Partizánske has plenty of parks, flowered streets, and trees.
The city was established in 1938-1939 by Jan Antonín Baťa who founded a shoe making factory and town originally called Baťovany. At its pre-WWII peak, Baťa became one of the best known brands of shoes, tires and other manufactured goods. Today, Partizánske has become a major city with a population reaching 25,000 inhabitants.
Partizánske’s symbol is a blazon with a shoe between two roses and a seal of Šimonovany, the historical part of the town. The city also has its own flag and seal.
- 1 Train station, Gen. Svobodu. (updated Nov 2016)
- 1 Bus station, Nitrianska cesta. (updated Nov 2016)