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Slovakia; Slovak: Slovensko , long form Slovenská republika is a landlocked country in Central Europe with a population of over five million and an area of about 49,000 square kilometres is a landlocked country in Central Europe with a population of over five million and an area of about 49,000 square kilometres . It borders 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 its capital, Bratislava. Slovakia is a member state of the European Union, NATO, UN, OECD, WTO, UNESCO and other international organizations. The Slavs arrived in the territory of present day Slovakia between the fifth and sixth centuries AD during the Migration Period. In the course of history, various parts of today's Slovakia belonged to Samo's Empire , Great Moravia, Kingdom of Hungary, the Austro-Hungarian Empire or Habsburg Empire, and Czechoslovakia. An independent Slovak state was created for a brief period during World War II, during which Slovakia was a dependency of Nazi Germany 1939-1944. From 1945 Slovakia once again became a part of Czechoslovakia. The present-day Slovakia became an independent state on January 1, 1993 after the dissolution of its federation with the Czech Republic. Slovakia is a high-income advanced economy with the fastest growth rates in the EU and OECD. It joined the European Union in 2004 and joined the Eurozone on the 1st of January, 2009.

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Culture of Slovakia - Bratislava
Culture of Slovakia The development of Slovak culture reflects the country's rich folk tradition, in addition to the influence of broader European trends. The impact of centuries of cultural repression and control by foreign governments is also evident in much of Slovakia's art, literature, and music. There are 12 state scientific libraries in Slovakia, 473 libraries affiliated with universities and institutions of higher learning, and 2600 public libraries. The University Library in Bratislava, founded in 1919, contains more than 2 million volumes and is the country's most important library. The Slovak National Library (1863), located in Martin, includes a collection of materials relating to Slovak culture. Slovakia is also home to mo...

Slovakia Big Site, Small Undiscovered Country - Bratislava
Slovakia Big Site, Small Undiscovered Country Just in time for U.S. travelers looking for interesting, affordable European vacations, the Slovak Tourist Board in North America has launched a new website, specifically designed for Americans considering a trip to the other half of the former Czechoslovakia. While there are plenty of sites out there that have bits and pieces of useful information, we put everything American travelers need to know about our country on ComeToSlovakia.com, explains Jozef Steis, Director of the Slovak Tourist Board. Not just lists of hotels, restaurants and sights to see, but also five unusually detailed, self-guided driving itineraries that suggest what to see, how long it takes to drive between places, where to stay and eat a...

An Information about Slovkia for Tourist - Bratislava
An Information about Slovkia for Tourist There are few places in the world where you can find so much natural beauty and variety concentrated in such a small area. Slovakia is only 266 miles long from east to west, a distance that can be covered in just one day. Take some time to get to know Slovakia and the more surprises and attractions you will discover between the alpine peaks of the Vysoke Tatry (Tatras mountains) in the north and the flat lowlands of the proud Danube River in the south. Slovakia's location at the heart of Europe and a favorable climate make it a great place to travel. A considerable part of Slovak natural heritage is protected within nine national parks: Vysoke Tatry, Nizke Tatry, Mala Fatra, Slovensky Raj, Pieniny, Muranska Planina, ...

Slovakia joins the EU - Bratislava
Slovakia joins the EU A festive session of the Slovak Parliament in Bratislava Castle, Mass Te Deum in the Gothic St. Martin cathedral, an evening concert in the National Theater and a grand reception for Slovak and EU officials and diplomats - are all part of the official program for April 30th, a day before Slovakia joins the European Union. But there will also be in Slovakia, a small central European post-communist country of 5.4 million inhabitants, a lot of various unofficial nice presentations, shows and concerts which are organized by local governments, town councils, churches and non profit associations. Most of them will be on historical squares in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Bratislava is a multi-cultural and mult...

Where in the world is Bratislava, Slovak Republic - Bratislava
Where in the world is Bratislava, Slovak Republic When it was announced that US President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin were to meet in Bratislava, Slovak Republic on February 23, 2005, many asked the same question Where in the world is Bratislava The lack of available information is understandable. Slovakia was country in isolation behind iron curtain under the hard Russian communist dominance for more than 40 years. The freedom came in anti-communism velvet revolution in 1989 only. Slovakia is a small (18,933 sq miles) central European country with only 5.4 million inhabitants. Slovak capital Bratislava has a population of approximately 500,000 up to a half of million. The parents of artist Andy, Hollywood movies director and producer Ivan ...