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a country tour
Slovakia – the heart of Europe
Capital: Bratislava
Population: 5,429,763 people
Currency: Euro €
Language: Slovak
landlocked country in Central Europe
Bratislava – the capital city of Slovakia
431 000 people
political, cultural
and economic centre
of Slovakia
home to several universities,
museums, theatres, galleries
and other important cultural
and educational institutions
What can you see in Slovakia
Slovakia features natural landscapes, mountains, lakes, ski
resorts. Tallest mountain is High Tatras, with Gerlach Peak
2675m. South Slovakia has large regions of rich soil for
What can you see in Slovakia
Northern, west and middle Slovakian mountains are
homes to beautiful 2,400 caves, with 400 being explored.
Demenovska cave is most visited, 1,800 metres (5,900 ft)
are open to the public.
What can you see in Slovakia
There are about 100 castles in Slovakia. They are all
repeatedly modified and reconstructed. In the past they
were the centres of history and their owners controlled
the life of the country and its people.
What can you see in Slovakia
The first towns are historically and archaeologically dated
to the 11th and 12th centuries. Architecture and role of
the cities was affected by German settlers. The towns
became the centres of trade and crafts. Now they are
centres of modern life, education, fine industry...
What can you see in Slovakia
The majority of Slovak villages were founded in the
Middle Ages. The people living in them were involved
in farming, forestry, fishing and these activities have
influence their development and appearance. These
pictures show how they looked in past.
Folk Architecture
Slovak traditions – cultural heritage
Slovak traditional clothes, ceramic, knitting and
cross stitching, egg coloring
Slovak language
member of the Slavic language family
Hungarian is widely spoken in the southern regions
and Rusyn is used in some parts of the Northeast.
•Rozumiete? - Do you understand?
•Mohli by ste mi prosim pomoct? Could you please help me?
•Kolko to stoji? - How much is it?
•Ako sa mas? - How are you?
•Mam sa dobre - I am well
•Zmrzlina - Ice cream.
Famous Slovaks
Anton Bernolák
Ľudovít Štúr
Andrej Hlinka
Štefan Banič – parachute inventor
Jozef Miloslav Hurban
Aurel Stodola – steam turbines
Adam František Kollár
Milan Hodža
Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav
Milan Rastislav Štefánik,
Gustáv Husák
Alexander Dubček