Introduction Slovakia (The Slovak Republic) is country with 5, 455, 407 inhabitants and area of 49, 035 km² situated between: Austria (91 km), Czech Republic (215 km) Hungary (677 km), Poland (444 km) The Ukraine (97 km) Western Carpathian Mountains with the highest point in the republic Gerlachovský Štít with height of 2, 655 meters.
Capital city Bratislava Administrative divisions of Slovakia Bratislava is an important port on the Danube and a railway junction, Slovakia's largest city. Bratislava was Founded before the 10 th century. When Czechoslovakia was created in 1918 after World War I, the city was renamed to Bratislava and made capital of the province of Slovakia. Since January 1, 1993 Bratislava became the capital of a newly independent Slovakia Administrative divisions of Slovakia (population) Banská Bystrica region 663, 845 (Banská Bystrica 84, 465) Bratislava 618, 673 (Bratislava 449, 547) Košice region 761, 116 (Košice 241, 941) Nitra region 717, 241 (Nitra 87, 548) Prešov region 777, 301 (Prešov 93, 790) Trenčín region 610, 349 (Trenčín 61, 025) Trnava region 549, 621 (Trnava 69, 844) Žilina region 689, 504 (Zilina 86, 953)
Nationalities and religions in Slovakia Slovak (85. 8%), Hungarian (9. 7%), Romany (1. 8%), Czech (1. 2%), Ruthenian (0. 3%), Ukrainian (0. 3%), German (0. 1%), Polish (0. 1%), Other (0. 2%) • Roman Catholic 68. 9%, • Protestant 10. 8%, • Greek Catholic 4. 1%, • other or unspecified 3. 2%, • No data 13%
Brief introducting the Modern History of Slovakia these are informations about Slovakia from Austro – Hungarian monarchy 8 different countries: Austro – Hungarian empire /monarchy/ 1 st. Czechoslovak republic 2 nd. Czechoslovak republic Slovak republic /state/ Post WWII. Czechoslovak republic Communist Czechoslovak republic Czech and Slovak Federative republic Slovak republic 5 different political systems Monarchy Democratic republic Authoritative republic Totalitarian fascist state Totalitarian communist state And use 7 different currencies Rhein Krone (till 1892 Rhine Guilder) Czechoslovak Krone (from 1919) Slovak Krone (1939 – 1945) Post WWII Czechoslovak Krone New Czechoslovak Krone (from 1953) Slovak Krone (from 1993) Euro (from 2009)
Introducing of Modern History of Slovakia Czechoslovakia in 1956 Slovakia in 2011
Traditions Slivovica - is a distillate made from fermented ripe plum, distillation, and water treatment. Classic slivovica is a noble spirit, produced a complex procedure with various results. It has a distinct fruity aroma and taste with a bouquet of pips. Under the name slivovica is also sold alcohol made by mixing alcohol and flavoring Costumes - Costumes or folk dress clothes marked the people living in villages, which were previously dealt primarily farming and grazing. The costume served as protection against climate change • Bryndza - is soft, kneading and salted sheep cheese made from sheep lump cheese. Manufactured in Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Ukraine and Bulgaria. The basic prerequisite for good quality Bryndza aromatic Pasha. Bryndza and parenica is today with one of the traditional Slovak cheese products. • Easter Day - Passover and Easter is the most important Christian holiday, which falls on March or April. Easter is for Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his death on the cross. Easter Monday it is offering young men to go water young ladies. Eggs still get boys and men.
Some pictures from Slovakia High Tatras • Špišský castle Štrbské pleso
Some pictures from Slovakia • Bratislava Vlkolínec • Nitra castle Bánska Bystrica – square SNP
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