Place:Slovakia

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NameSlovakia
Alt namesEslovaquiasource: UN Terminology Bulletin (1993) p 80
Slovak Republicsource: Czechoslovakia, Los Angeles Times (1992)
Slovak Socialist Republicsource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) XVI, 905 ff., & III, 836-837
Slovaquiesource: UN Terminology Bulletin (1993) p 80
Slovenskosource: Wikipedia
Slovenská Republikasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Slovenská Socialistická Republikasource: Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-197
Slowakeisource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) p 320
Slowakijesource: Engels Woordenboek (1987) II, 700
TypeNation
Coordinates48.667°N 19.5°E
Contained Places
Unknown
Kuklov
Region
Banská Bystrica ( 1996 - )
Bratislava ( 1996 - )
Košice ( 1996 - )
Nitra ( 1996 - )
Prešov ( 1996 - )
Trenčín ( 1996 - )
Trnava ( 1996 - )
Žilina ( 1996 - )
Unknown
Borský Mikuláš
Veľké Orvište
Čáry
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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The Slovak Republic (or, in short form, Slovakia or ; Slovak: Slovensko, long form Slovenská republika) is a landlocked state in Central Europe. It has a population of over five million and an area of about . 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, and the second largest is Košice. Slovakia is a member state of the European Union, NATO, United Nations, OECD and WTO among others. The official language is Slovak, a member of the Slavic language family.

The Slavs - ancestors of the Slovaks - arrived in the territory of present-day Slovakia in the 5th and 6th centuries during the migration period. In the 7th century, Slavs inhabiting this territory played a significant role in the creation of Samo's Empire, historically the first Slavic state which had its center in Western Slovakia. During the 9th century, Slavic ancestors of the Slovaks established another political entity, the Principality of Nitra, which later together with the Principality of Moravia, formed Great Moravia. After the 10th century the territory of today's Slovakia was gradually integrated into the Kingdom of Hungary, which itself became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire or Habsburg Empire. After WWI and the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the nation of Slovaks and Czechs established their mutual state - Czechoslovakia. A separate Slovak state existed during World War II and was a client state of Nazi Germany (from 1939 to 1944). In 1945 Czechoslovakia was reestablished. The present-day Slovakia became an independent state on 1 January 1993 after the peaceful dissolution of Czechoslovakia.

Slovakia is a high-income advanced economy with one of the fastest growth rates in the European Union and the OECD. The country joined the European Union in 2004 and the Eurozone on 1 January 2009. Slovakia, together with Slovenia, Latvia, and Estonia, are the only former Communist states to be part of the European Union, Eurozone, Schengen Area, and NATO simultaneously.

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Slovakia was formed in 1993 following the split of Czechoslovakia. It is divided into regions. The standard at WeRelate is to title Slovakia place pages according to their pre-split region when it is known, with also-located-in links to the post-split region.

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