Facts about Slovakia’s population
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Brief History of Slovakia
Current Slovakia was part of the Kingdom of Hungary, and of the united imperial and royal monarchy of Austria-Hungary until 1918, when it became part of the new state Czechoslovakia. Slovakia was established as its own state for the first time in 1939 as a result of the Munich agreement, and the country was an ally with Germany during the war. In 1945, the country was again part of the restored Czechoslovakia, which was communist rule and strongly influenced by the Soviet Union until 1989. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the state of Slovakia was restored on 1 January 1993. Slovakia became a member of the European Union in May 2004.
Slovakia’s GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
A Slovakian landscape is marked by mountains, where the Carpathian mountain range covers the northern half of the country. The Carpathians also include the Tatra Mountains up to the border with Poland. In the Tatra Mountains, the country’s highest point, Gerlachovský štít is 2665 meters. The landscape here is characterized by valleys and lakes, and are popular winter sports destinations.
The main Slovakian rivers are Danube, Váh and Hron.
The climate in Slovakia is a mixture of temperate and continental, with relatively hot summers and cold, humid winters. Annual average temperatures range from 9-10 ° C in the lowlands of the south to approx. 5 ° C in the mountains in the north.
Slovakia’s MAD Culture and Traditions
Pork, beef and poultry are the main meat products in Slovakia, with pork being the most popular of a significant margin. Among poultry, chicken is the most common, although ducks and geese are also well established. Game, especially wild boar, rabbit and other animal meat, is also widely available all year round. Lamb and goat meat is also available, but mostly not so popular.
Wine is common in all parts of Slovakia. Slovak wine predominantly comes from the southern regions along the Danube and its tributaries; the northern half of the country is too cold and mountainous.
Beer (in Slovak Pivo) is also popular throughout the country.
Slovakia’s DEMOGRAPHIC composition
Population development between 1993 and 2003
The majority of Slovakia’s population is Slovak (86%), Hungarians (10%) are the largest minority, other minorities are Gypsies, Czechs, Germans, Ukrainians and Poles.
The Slovak Constitution provides freedom of religion, the majority (69%) belong to the Roman Catholic Church, the largest minority is Protestant (10%), and there are 120,000 Jews.
The official language is Slovak but in some areas Hungarian is also used.