TITLE

Slovakia

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
World Almanac & Book of Facts;2005, p829
SOURCE TYPE
Almanac
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the demography, political and economic conditions of Slovakia. The population of Slovakia is 5,423,567. It is located in East Central Europe. Head of State is Ivan Gasparovic and head of government is Prime Minister Mikul�s Dzurinda. Slovakia was originally settled by Illyrian, Celtic, and Germanic tribes and was incorporated into Great Moravia in the 9th century. It became part of Hungary in the 11th century. The Slovaks disassociated themselves from Hungary after World War I and joined the Czechs of Bohemia to form the Republic of Czechoslovakia, October 28, 1918. Germany invaded Czechoslovakia, 1939, and declared Slovakia independent.
ACCESSION #
16983104

 

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