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Climate, average max and min t°
Ttemperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters; avg. maximum temperature (July) +24°; avg. minimum temperature (January) -4°
Time difference from Moscow
- 1 hour
Slovak 80.7%, Hungarians 8.5%, Roma 2%, Czechs 0.6%, Rusyns 0.6%, others 7%
The Slavic tribes settled at the territories of Slovakia in the 5th century. The Great Moravian Empire achieved the high level of prosperity. Later these territories were annexed by Hungary in the 11th century.
The Ottoman Empire conquered the greatest part of Hungary. Other territories including Slovakia were led by the Austrian Habsburg Monarchs. The 13th century in Slovakia is the period of revival after the prolonged struggle between the nobles and Emperor. Slovakia was part of Austria-Hungary until it was proclaimed independent in 1918. Later it joined Czechoslovakia. In 1938 Slovakia proclaimed its autonomy as part of Czechoslovakia. Next year the First Slovak Republic was formed which was strongly influenced by Germany. In 1945 Slovakia became part of Czechoslovakia again. In 1969 the Slovak Socialist Republic was formed in Czechoslovakia. Finally, Slovakia proclaimed its independence in 1993. Since 2004 Slovakia is a member of NATO and the EU.
Cabinet of ministers headed by Prime Minister
150-seat unicameral National Council of the Slovak Republic
Constitutional Court; Supreme Court, regional courts, magistrate courts.
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