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Slovakia

  1. 1. Slovakia<br />
  2. 2. SLOVAKIA ON THE MAP<br />
  3. 3. BORDER COUNTRIES<br />Hungary(679 km), Poland (597.5 km), theCzechRepublic (265 km), Austria (127,2 km), Ukraine (98 km)<br />
  4. 4. Slovakia is a mountainous country. There are theHigh and LowTatras, the Big and Small Fatra, the Slovak Ore<br />Mountains, the Štiavnica Mountains, etc. <br />Theseparts are perfectforhiking in summer and skiing<br />in winter. <br />There are plains in thesouthwithagriculture and theriverDanube, thebiggestEuropeanriver.<br />There are big citieswithindustry and smallhistoricaltownswithnicescenery. There are a lotof spas, thermalparks, caves<br />and mineralsprings in Slovakia. <br />
  5. 5. Slovaks are reallyproudoftheirhighestmountains, theHighTatras. Beautifulnationalpeak Kriváň isoneofthesymbolsofthe country. Itis on euro cent coins.<br />
  6. 6. Gerlachovský Štít with2 655 metresisthehighest<br />peak in Slovakia. <br />
  7. 7. GENERAL INFORMATION<br />Area: 49 035 km²<br />Population: 5 500 000 <br />Location: CentralEurope<br />Officialname: TheSlovak Republic (SR)<br />State formationdate: 1 January 1993 <br />State system: republic<br />Politicalsystem: parliamentarydemocracy<br />Prezident: Ivan Gašparovič<br />EU membersince1 May 2004<br />Currency : Euro<br />
  8. 8. POPULATION<br />5.5 millionpeoplelive in the Slovak Republic<br />Ethnicgroups :<br /> 85.8% Slovaks<br />9.7% Hungarians<br />1.7% Gypsies<br />2.8% other minority groups<br />
  9. 9. PRESIDENT<br />Ivan Gašparovič<br />
  10. 10. Prime Minister<br />Iveta Radičová<br />
  11. 11. BRATISLAVAthe Capital of the Slovak Republic<br />Bratislava Castle<br />GrassalkovichPalace<br />Slovak NationalTheatre<br />St.MartinCathedral<br />Danube<br />
  12. 12. OTHER BIG CITIES<br />KOŠICE<br />State Theatrein Košice<br />Cathedralof St. Elisabeth<br />
  13. 13. Žilina<br />Nitra<br />Banská Bystrica<br />Martin - NationalCemetery<br />
  14. 14. SPAS AND MINERAL SPRINGS<br />Piešťany<br />Dudince<br />Bardejov Spa<br />Turčianske Teplice<br />
  15. 15. CASTLES AND CHÂTEAUX<br />TrencinCastle<br />Betliar<br />Bojnice<br />Devín<br />Zvolen<br />Orava Castle<br />Spis Castle<br />
  16. 16. CAVES<br />Demänovskacave<br />Ochtinska Aragonite Cave<br />Dobsinskaicecave<br />Domica<br />
  17. 17. PLANTS<br />Horec jarný<br />(GentianaVerna)<br />Plesnivec alpínsky<br />(Leontopodiumalpinum)<br />RUMENICA TURNIANSKA<br />(ONOSMA TORNENSIS JAV.)<br />
  18. 18. ANIMALS<br />Svišť vrchovský<br />(marmotamarmota)<br />Kamzík vrchovský<br />(Rupicaprarupicapra)<br />
  19. 19. KROJE TRADITIONAL FOLK COSTUMES<br />
  20. 20. WOODEN MONUMENTS<br />thecottage in Čičmany<br />Miroľa<br />- woodentemple<br />woodenbelltower<br />in Zemplín<br />watermill in Jahodná<br />
  21. 21. Every Slovak wouldtellyouthatournationaldishisHALUŠKY, dumplingswithLiptoviansheepcheese and friedbacon,...<br />
  22. 22. POPULAR DRINKS<br />Slovak beer, mineral water,BOROVIČKA (strong gin),SLIVOVICA (plum brandy) and wine from the Tokajare particular specialities.<br />
  23. 23. NATIONAL LEADERS OF SLOVAKS<br />Milan Rastislav Štefánik<br /><ul><li>Slovak astronomer, politician
  24. 24. Frenchgeneral in WW I
  25. 25. memberof exil Czechoslovak</li></ul>government<br /><ul><li>died in anairplanecrashin 1919</li></ul>Ľudovít Štúr<br /><ul><li>leaderofnationalmovement</li></ul> in 1848 revolution<br /><ul><li>ideologicalleaderofSlovaks in thestrugglefornationalfreedom
  26. 26. codifiedtheofficial Slovak language</li></li></ul><li>Writers<br />Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav<br />Janko Kráľ<br />„Thegreatest Slovak poet.“<br /><ul><li>Slovak writer, poet, dramatist, novelist, translator, lawyer
  27. 27. BloodySonnets
  28. 28. Slovak poet, nationalrevivalist, revolutionist</li></ul>Ján Botto<br />Andrej Sládkovič<br /><ul><li>Slovak poet, critic, publicist, translator
  29. 29. Slovak romantic poet</li></li></ul><li>Klára Jarunková<br />Pavol Dobšinský<br /><ul><li>author of books for childrenandyouth
  30. 30. her works are translated into nearly 40 languages
  31. 31. Don´tCryforMe
  32. 32. Slovak writer, Evangelicalpriest, folklorist, collektorof folk stories</li></ul>Matej Bel<br />Móric Beňovský<br /><ul><li>Slovak polyhistorian,</li></ul>encyclopedist, philosopher, pedagogue<br /><ul><li>oneofthe most importantEuropeanscientistsofthe 18th </li></ul>century<br /><ul><li> Slovak adventurer, traveller, explorer, colonizer, writer, Kingof Madagaskar
  33. 33. first man whovisitedfourcontinents</li></li></ul><li>INVENTORS<br />Štefan Banič<br /><ul><li> Slovak inventor, constructed a prototype of a parachute in 1913
  34. 34. hispatentedparachutebecamestandardequipmentforthe U.S. pilotsduringtheWorldWar I.</li></ul>Jozef Murgaš<br /><ul><li> pioneer in development of overland wireless telegraphy
  35. 35. world leadership in the wireless transmission of speech</li></ul>Ján Bahýľ<br /><ul><li>aerospaceengineer
  36. 36. inventorofhelicopter, </li></ul>the tank on steampower, air balloons combined with an air turbine, the first petrol engine car in Slovakia and a lift up to Bratislava castle<br />Maximilián Hell<br /><ul><li>astronomer, physicistmathematician,
  37. 37. craterHell on theMoonisaccording to him</li></li></ul><li>Jozef M. Petzval<br /><ul><li>mathematician, physicist
  38. 38. inventor of the photographic lens, the founder of modern optics and photography</li></ul>Aurel Stodola<br /><ul><li>physicist, engineer, constructor, inventor
  39. 39. founder of the theory of steam and gas turbines</li></ul>Ján Andrej Segner<br /><ul><li>physician, physicist, teacher and inventor
  40. 40. hisinvention led to construct of hydroelectric turbines, and laterspacerockets</li></ul>BélaGerster<br /><ul><li>architectoftheCorinthianCanal
  41. 41. co-architectofthe Panama Canal</li></li></ul><li>IVAN BELLA<br /><ul><li>thefirst Slovak astronaut
  42. 42. colonelof Slovak Army
  43. 43. heflew to theSpaceStation MIR withinthemissionSojuz TM – 29
  44. 44. 20 February1999</li></li></ul><li>THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION<br />

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