Travel to Slovakia.
The capital of Slovakia is Bratislava.
The flag of Slovakia is three equal horizontal bands of white
(top), blue, and red superimposed with the coat of arms of Slovakia (consisting of a red
shield bordered in white and bearing a white Cross of Lorraine; surmounting three blue
The coat of arms is centered vertically and offset slightly to the
The dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the close of
World War I allowed the Slovaks to join the closely related Czechs to form Czechoslovakia.
Following the chaos of World War II, Czechoslovakia became a Communist
nation within Soviet-ruled Eastern Europe.
Soviet influence collapsed in 1989 and Czechoslovakia once more became
free. The Slovaks and the Czechs agreed to separate peacefully on 1st January, 1993.
Slovakia joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.
Central Europe - south of Poland.
(kraje, singular - kraj)
Banskobystricky kraj; Bratislavsky kraj; Kosicky kraj; Nitriansky kraj;
Presovsky kraj; Trenciansky kraj; Trnavsky kraj; Zilinsky kraj.
1st January, 1993:
Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and
Constitution Day: 1st September.
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