Slovakia

Country Profile
 

Slovak Republic
(Slovenská republika)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
1 January 1993
Capital City:
Bratislava
Total Area Ranking:
130 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
114 of 242 in the World
Status:
current

The Country

Geography

Located in central Europe, Slovakia was part of the former Czechoslavkia until 1993. Slovakia’s neighbours are the Czech Republic to the north west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south and Austria to the west. The north and east of the country is dominated by the Carpathian mountain range, which continues to the Polish border. Lowlands to the south and south east of the country are where the main urban areas are situated. The total land area is 49,036 sq km (18,933 sq miles).
The Population of 5.4 million (2000 figure) comprises 86% of Slovakian origin, 10% Hungarian, 2% Roma, 1% Ruthenian/Ukrainian and 1% other ethnic groups. 60% are Roman Catholics, 8% Protestant, 4% Orthodox Christian, 10% Atheist and 18% other faiths. The capital city is Bratislava.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Slovakian History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Slovakia
Yahoo Slovakia page
wikipedia: Slovakia
wikipedia: History of Slovakia
Slovakia Travel

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in Slovakia.

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

Slovakian civil aircraft are registered in the series OM-xxx.

An incomplete all-time Slovakian civil aircraft register listing is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Current military air arms-
Air Force (Letectva a Protivzdu Obrany-Snej Slovenskej)

Historical military air arms-
Air Force (Slovenské vzdušné zbrane) [1939-1944]
Insurgent Air Force (Slovenské povstalecké letectvo) [1944]

Central Government Agencies

Government

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation service is provided by private contractor ATE – Air Transport Europe
Police Aviation (Policia)

Commercial Aviation

Air Slovakia
SkyEurope
Slovak Airlines [1995-2007]
Tatra Air

wikipedia: Airlines of Slovakia
The World’s Airlines: Slovakia

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

Aeropro
AeroSpool

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Slovakia

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Slovenske Technicke Muzeum
Muzeum letectva Kosice
AirMuseum
Aviation Museums Slovakia

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

Magazines Guide for Slovakia

Aviation Bibliography

Slovakian Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Web Links

Pilot Club.sk

Slovak Airmen Association

Letecké opravovne Trencín

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