The town Dubnica nad Váhom is situated in the basin of the Váh river, in the northwestern part of the Slovak Republic. The records of the oldest settlements of Dubnica date back to the early Stone Age. The eldest written record is a document of 1193. Nowadays, the city has approximately 24,000 inhabitants. The city has an industrial character and great potential for the development of sports activities and tourism. The town Dubnica nad Váhom has developed broad international friendship relations, e.g. with Vác town of Hungary, Zawadskie of Poland,  Otrokovice of the Czech Republic and Yaroslavl of Russia.