The Bratislava Region is one of the administrative regions of Slovakia. Its capital is Bratislava. The region was first established in 1923 and in its present borders exists from 1996. It is the richest region in Slovakia, the region with the highest level of urbanisation, 85% and according to 2010 Eurostat statistics it is with €43,100 GDP per capita the seventh richest EU region. It is also the smallest of the eight regions of Slovakia.