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The Slovak Republic is a sovereign state in Central Europe. It has a population of over five million and an area of about 49,000 square kilometres (19,000 sq mi). Slovakia is bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. The largest city is the capital, Bratislava.

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Slovakia is a country in Central Europe bordering the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. To read more about Slovakia see The World Factbookand Wikipedia.


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There were 20 counties (county = stolica/župa) of the Kingdom of Hungary situated completely or partly in present-day Slovakia. After the creation of Czechoslovakia, they continued to exist till 1922. Read more...

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Since 2002, Slovakia is divided into 8 autonomous regions (region = kraj):

  • Bratislava Region (Bratislavský kraj)
  • Trnava Region (Trnavský kraj)
  • Trenčín Region (Trenčiansky kraj)
  • Nitra Region (Nitriansky kraj)
  • Žilina Region (Žilinský kraj)
  • Banská Bystrica Region (Banskobystrický kraj)
  • Prešov Region (Prešovský kraj)
  • Košice Region (Košický kraj)

Each region consists of districts (district = okres). There are currently 79 districts in Slovakia.

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Slovakia became an independent state on January 1, 1993 when Czechoslovakia peacefully split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The country underwent a nonviolent "velvet divorce" into its two national components, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Slovakia joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004 and the euro zone on 1 January 2009. The area had been part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the end of the first world war when, in October 1918, the Czech lands of Austria (Bohemia, Moravia, and Austrian Silesia) joined with the Slovak and Ruthenian (Ukrainian) counties of Hungary to create the sovereign Republic of Czechoslovakia. The Ruthenian region had been taken into Ukraine in 1945.

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